Sixth Tone: Shanghai Police Busted 390 Cases of Fake News on Social Media

Sixth Tone: Shanghai Police Busted 390 Cases of Fake News on Social Media. “If you believed all the fake news stories from China in 2017, you would have a bleak impression of the country as an absurd, chaotic place. From children dying from sun exposure after stealing fruit to government-mandated evacuations of Chinese nationals from India, the year was rife with rumor. On Wednesday, Sixth Tone’s sister publication The Paper reported that the internet issues division of the Shanghai police investigated and closed 390 cases related to online rumors in 2017.”