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Nov 08, 2022 07:57 PM
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Trending in China: Teacher Dies After Online Class Gatecrashed by Harassers

In a video clip of the class posted by the teachers’s daughter, a group of users kept disturbing the class by playing loud music and swearing at the teacher.
In a video clip of the class posted by the teachers’s daughter, a group of users kept disturbing the class by playing loud music and swearing at the teacher.

What’s trending?

The sudden death of a high school teacher in Henan province has sparked social media outrage over cyberbullying. A history teacher, surnamed Liu, apparently died of a heart attack on Oct. 28 after teaching an online class during which she was harassed.

Although it remains unclear whether cyberbullying contributed to Liu’s death, many netizens called for strengthening supervision of online platforms and strict punishment for perpetrators.

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