Chinese Twitter Rumor of the Day: Armed Coup In China! [China]

Last time we checked in on the Chinese microblogosphere, it was alight with false rumors that Kim Jong-Un had been assassinated in a violent North Korean coup. Now (probably equally fake) rumors of a military-backed coup that tried to take down president Hu Jintao are blowing up on Chinese microblogs. (Above is a bogus picture of tanks in the street that’s beeen passed around.) More »

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