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By Olivia Wang

On Sept. 25, 2020, a post on Hong Kong’s popular online forum LIHKG alleged China’s reported number of COVID-19 cases was “magical,” implying that the country has been underreporting it.

The basis of the claim was a comparison between the number of Chinese and American visitors to Japan who tested positive for coronavirus between Sept. 16 and 23 at the airports in relation to the confirmed cases in each country.

The post said during that week, four flight passengers from China and 12 from the U.S. …


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By Olivia Wang and Duan Hanzi

A series of screenshots posted on Weibo on Nov. 5 claimed to show a chair being thrown out of the White House during a live TV broadcast by Fox News.

The post in Chinese says “[it] seems someone is angry at a white-colored house somewhere in Washington D.C.” It gained over 28,000 likes, 1,689 comments with over 10,000 shares.

Although the account name and the rather sarcastic sentence indicate the images may not be from real news footage, some users’ comments seem to have taken the post seriously.

So, just in case; the claim is false…


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[English version of this story is available here]

記者 Purple Romero 王瑜婕

11月5日、美國大選點票期間,有Twitter影片聲稱民主黨將投給特朗普的郵寄選票傾倒至垃圾堆填區。

影片顯示有人將貨櫃車內的大量包裹丟出車外。影片中有一段英文文字,翻譯如下:

「我找到民主黨偷走的特朗普選票了。」

而在影片中貨櫃車的上方畫面,陸續彈出密歇根、內華達、威斯康星和亞利桑那等州份的名字,暗示上述州份的選票被人收集到片中位置丟棄。影片的簡體中文推文則問「這是真的嗎?集中銷毀!」

這則影片的觀看次數達到至少10.5萬次,並獲過千次轉發。

然而,聲稱片中選票被集中銷毀的說法是不實指控。利用這段影片的截圖進行反向圖片搜尋,可以找到2016年11月阿拉伯衛星電視台一篇報道,內容指沙特阿拉伯蓋西姆省政府丟棄8萬盒過期雞肉。

برنامج ياهل(YaHala program)的YouTube官方頻道2016年亦有影片報道丟棄雞肉的行動。

下圖對比了報道影片和Twitter誤導影片的截圖,從兩張截圖都可見白色貨櫃車車身繪上了彩色圖案,一位身穿深色衣服的男子站在附近。

Olivia Wang

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