The title page of 18th-century book A Description of Formosa by George Psalmanazar.

Book review: Fake news isn’t new, as The Formosa Fraud, fictitious Taiwan tale, reminds us

Graham Earnshaw has republished George Psalmanazar’s fictitious early 18th-century book about Formosa – now Taiwan – called A Description Of Formosa, which duped even the Bishop of London and a tutor at Oxford

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The title page of 18th-century book A Description of Formosa by George Psalmanazar.
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