In these times of misinformation, think before you forward. Photo: Shutterstock
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

‘Fake news’ and rumours are rife in Hong Kong – be wise and think twice before you hit that forward button

  • Misinformation has long been a tool of those wishing to unsettle society, as seen in imperial China
  • ‘A rolling ball stops when it reaches a crater; rumours stop when they reach the wise’

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In these times of misinformation, think before you forward. Photo: Shutterstock
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The Global Times tweet was later deleted. Photo:Twitter

Hong Kong curfew rumours sweep cyberspace as ‘exclusive’ from China’s Global Times fuels the fire

  • Local TV station Now had already denied being the source of the claim before a tweet from the state-owned tabloid sparked a media frenzy
  • The tweet was later deleted, but by then the international news media had picked it up, sending stocks down
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The Global Times tweet was later deleted. Photo:Twitter
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