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