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‘Caught in the Web’: Internet Shaming Goes Wrong

The title promises another tired warning about the Dangers of the Internet, and so does a thumbnail description of the plot: A young woman is rude to an elderly gentleman on a bus, the incident is filmed on a cell phone, and when the video goes viral, it leads to serious problems for her and the people in her life. Undeniably, Caught in the Web is about this surveilled aspect of modern life, and maybe the Chinese authorities who approved the movie liked the cautionary tale of the risks associated with freewheeling cyberspace.

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