Fake Facebook obituary for Taiwan vice president originated in China

Text with picture alleged Vice President-elect William Lai had been infected with Wuhan coronavirus

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/26
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A CIB spokesman with the fake obituary  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fake obituary claiming that Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) had died of a coronavirus infection included expressions popular in China, indicating the origin of the posting, investigators said Thursday (March 26).

After a tipoff from a member of the public, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) investigated the item and concluded the Facebook account was not Taiwanese. It used simplified characters common in China and expressions not used by Taiwanese, CNA reported.   [FULL  STORY]

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