Yes, the difference is this: the problem with fructose is that it is mostly produced from: a) GM corn, b) Digestion of fructose in liver, as against every cell in body. Hence concentration in liver causing damage there.
Then, as described elsewhere in article the concentrated liquid syrup is consumed in larger amount and hence intake is usually much larger. It is like drinking an orange or carrot juice glass, which one may consume more than one glass. However, If one wants to eat them raw, one will not be able to consume as much.
So the issue here is fructose and it’s metabolism in liver and unwittingly consuming much higher calories..