Chinese Official Blames Internet For Youth Crime
from the playing-the-blame-game dept
A reader alerted us to this bizarre story that a Chinese official is blaming youth crime on the internet. It seems like a clear case of confusing correlation with causation: “In recent years from the cases we have discovered, the proportion of young people guilty of cheating, rape or robbery who are given to using the Internet or have been corrupted by online filth, is very high. Our preliminary figures for arrested youth criminals is that almost 80 percent of them have been seduced by the Internet.” You know, in recent years, I’ve noticed that the proportion of young people guilty of cheating, rape or robbery who are given to breathing is very high. My preliminary figures suggests that 100% of them have been seduced by oxygen. Something must be done!