China Coup 2022

Fake news about a supposed coup in China spread on Twitter and TikTok under the hashtags #ChinaMilataryCoup and #XiJinpinghousearrest

Rumors flooded social media that a military coup was taking place in China, and that President Xi Jinpeng was under house arrest. The peak came on September 24, when there was a 2,172% increase in misinformation related to the hoax. Cyabra scanned more than 10,000 profiles and found that 2% of them were inauthentic, and were responsible for 8.8% of misleading posts.

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