Social networks don't cause trouble. It's just that they sometimes make it so that trouble escalates more easily.
This seems to be true in the case of Chou You-huang, a 34-year-old Taiwanese man who allegedly discovered his wife had a Facebook friend who was male and a little flirty.
As Agence France-Press tells it, Chou managed to contact the Facebook friend, Chuang Shih-chang. He asked Chuang, a 40-year-old gift shop owner, for a meeting, which allegedly took place at 2 a.m. last Saturday.
Chou reportedly didn't appear alone. He allegedly had two friends with him who had two metal sticks or baseball bats with them.
Chuang was allegedly beaten, though his assailants reportedly didn't believe they had killed him. They allegedly had, as police have now arrested all three men.
The China Post offered what it said were some of the Facebook exchanges between Chuang and Chou's wife.
Chou's wife reportedly wrote: "I want to get McDonalds! Which nice man will take me there?" To which Chuang reportedly replied: "I am about to arrive at your house!" Chuang was also said to have referred to Chou's wife as his own.
In the China Post's telling, the accused allegedly called the police after the assault on Chuang. Chou allegedly told the police that he didn't like Chunag's attitude and he thought they'd merely left him in a coma.
For her part, Chou's wife allegedly told her husband that she had never actually met Chuang in real life.