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Today on the net: online support for a jeweller from Nice in France who shot and killed a robber, a British anti-begging campaign that has sparked lively debate; and a video showing a woman age decades in just a few minutes.
Massive online support for French jeweller who shot robber
Stephan Turk, the jeweller from Nice in France who shot dead a robber as he fled his shop last Wednesday has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. But there has been massive support for him online. A support group set up on Facebook has drawn over 1,4 million “likes”.
Indeed, a great many web users have visited the page to show the shopkeeper their support, saying he acted in legitimate self-defense. In fact many have hailed his actions: they have had enough of insecurity and delinquency and accuse the French government of having a lax attitude towards these issues.
The unprecedented level of support has prompted investigations as to where the Facebook “likes” have actually come from. Basing their comments on statistical analyses site “Social Bakers”, Twitter users are pointing out that over 80 % of the Facebook group’s “likes” are actually from abroad.
So has someone purchased these clicks to artificially inflate the page’s popularity? Guillaume Fouetillou, a lecturer at the Paris Institute of political studies thinks this scenario is highly unlikely given the amount of money involved. He estimates the price of 950,000 fake Facebook “likes” at around 15,000 dollars.
But online commentators are saying this may be a large sum of money for your average web user, but not necessarily for a political... Go on reading on our web site.
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