Covid-19: Chinese web vigilantes name and shame people for breaking quarantine


A Chinese-Australian woman who went for a jog has lost her job after video footage triggered a storm of criticism. Other people breaking self-isolation rules have also been targeted, but one academic warns this has dangerous implications for privacy. — SCMP

Chinese people have been naming and shaming their compatriots online for refusing to follow self-isolation or quarantine rules during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The naming and shaming has so far netted several victims, including an Chinese-Australian woman who was ordered to leave the country by the Beijing city authorities for going out for a run while under quarantine.

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