Bad Food Review Lands Critic In Slammer


There's a reason that Citydesk doesn't get involved in restaurant reviews ... it's too dangerous. According to the Taipei Times, a blogger has been sentenced to 30 day behind bars, two years of probation and $200,000 New Taiwan dollars (approximately $6,926 U.S.).

The blogger, surnamed Liu, writes about a number of topics, including food, and has reportedly received more than 60,000 hits on her website. In July 2008, Liu wrote that a Taichung beef noodle restaurant served food that "was too salty," was unsanitary and the owner was a "bully." The restaurant filed changes against her, alleging defamation.

The Taichung branch of Taiwan's High Court ruled that Liu's criticism exceeded reasonable bounds. Liu has since apologized to the restaurant for the incident.