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People’s Daily: The Internet Has Kidnapped Real Society to Some Extent

On August 29, 2013, People’s Daily published an article titled, “The Internet Has Kidnapped Real Society to Some Extent.” According to the article, negative emotions, group anger, rumors, grandstanding, … and the chaotic Internet environment are somewhat like a ‘pressure cooker’ of society’s emotions. Any public event could detonate it and lead to serious consequences in the real society.” "Group emotions circulated online may turn into a group incident in the real world; any celebrity online may gain practical benefits offline. Gradually, the online world has kidnapped real world to some extent and has become the fission core of the trend of the entire society’s emotions and public opinions." 
Source: People’s Daily, August 29, 2013