Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo processed more than 6000 pieces of fake information and published 159 messages fact-checking posts in September, according to a report by the company.

The report, released yesterday (October 10), contains data from the platform’s rumor reporting channels, which allows users to reports instances of potentially fake information.

Users reported rumors more than 2000 times a day, hitting a peak on September 16, which coincided with a post refuting the mistreatment of Chinese tourists in Sweden. The event occurred when a family arrived at a hostel in the country earlier than their reservation. After not being permitted to stay in the hostel’s lobby, they were removed from the property by police.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.