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China struggles along with the rest of the world to identify fake online news, including a recent ‘boss-kissing’ video

video of employees characterized as lining up to kiss their boss was declared to be false by the workers with the firm, and Chinese outlets that ran with the story said they depended on mainstream media to confirm the veracity of the report. “You could argue that ordinary people don’t have the responsibility to check the truth,” said an editor with a startup in Shanghai.
11 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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