Cross-border misinformation: Taiwanese military fires anti-aircraft missiles at Chinese fighter jets

A YouTube video titled in Japanese “Taiwanese military fires anti-aircraft missiles at Chinese fighter jets that violated Taiwanese airspace! They’ve successfully turned the Chinese fighter jets away!” exceeded 610,000 views as of the time of the writing this article after being posted online on August 18th.  …Read More

Unsubstantiated information:The main chemical blamed in the blast that rocked the Lebanese capital had been imported from South Korea

An article with the headline “The chemical ingredients behind the Lebanon blast – ammonium nitrate – had been imported from South Korea in 2015” was posted on August 8th in a news aggregator website Share News Japan and shared widely on Twitter, with over 3400 retweets. …Read More