This incident is in regard a QQ user (Zhang) organized a suicide meeting and sending invitation to other users, which had one person (Fan) turned up to Zhang meeting. Consequently, Zhang didn’t die as he gave up lastly, but Fan ultimately died. Fan’s parents accused for the act of Zhang, which he met compensation. But more, the court also ruled Tencent has to carry part of the responsibility as a network service provider, finally the company faced compensation up to $55612 RMB (around $7222).
Zhang quited while suicide due to unbearable plain, but Fan insisted to kill himself. The responsibility of Fan’s Death comes to Zhang and Tencent, in which Zhang asked to pay an one-time compensation to the plaintiffs including 20% of the death compensation, funeral expenses and transportation cost: $101,225 yuan, and $10,000 yuan for pain and suffering, total of $111,225 yuan.
Because Tencent QQ did not delete or disable the content of “meeting to suicide” in timely manner, which caused it to spread. Therefore, the company also asked to pay an one-time compensation to the plaintiffs, 10% of the death compensation, funeral expenses and transportation cost: $50,612.50 yuan, and $5,000 yuan for pain and suffering, total of $55,612.50 yuan.
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