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Caught in a lie

(China Daily)

09:08, November 04, 2011

Some of the rumors detected and removed by Sina Weibo's rumor control office in recent weeks:

On Oct 25, two micro-bloggers wrote that the D301 train from Beijing to Fuzhou in Fujian province had derailed near Wenzhou. The capital's railway bureau quickly dispelled it as a rumor, given the fact the D301 had been canceled following the July 23 high-speed rail accident on.

On Oct 25, a Sina user wrote that for every one of his messages forwarded by micro-bloggers, 3 jiao would go to a 5-year-old boy who had been badly burned in an accident. It was later confirmed that the boy mentioned in the post had died in 2009.

On Oct 27, a user said that an elderly man who sold meals to market traders was tied to a car by urban management officers, also known as chengguan, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province. Following an investigation by Sina staff, it was discovered the man had tied himself to the car in protest over a dispute with chengguan.

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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