Renowned YouTuber Ray Du’s recent selfie at Chinese Culture University (中國文化大學, CCU) sparked online discussion on social media.
Du posted an Instagram story on Saturday, sharing his trip to the CCU, which is located on Yangmingshan in Taipei.
Alongside the selfie, he wrote: “The highest university in Taiwan.” The post was later shared on the Taiwanese online forum Dcard, triggering a heated debate over his caption.
The social media user who reposted Du’s Instagram photo said that the YouTuber’s post is not just a funny satire but may cause flames online.
“Even if Ray Du was referring to the altitude, the information he gave is wrong. the highest university should be National Chi Nan University,” the user wrote in the post, blasting the YouTuber for spreading misinformation.
Responding to the user, the English teacher posted on Monday a photo of a google search result with keywords “Chi Nan University, the highest university.”
The result shows that Chi Nan University in Nantou stands at 550 meters above the sea level, followed by Huafan University (550 meters) in New Taipei city and CCU (405 meters).
Alongside the google result, the YouTuber wrote the correct answer of the “highest university” in Taiwan is Chi Nan University.
In response to Du’s latest post, many thanked him for giving the fun fact.
Many users voiced their support for Du and hit back at the user who reposted the picture for making a storm in a teacup about Du’s social media post.