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Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 2:14 PM
Google executives burning books... NOT
America's satirical website The Onion is occasionally mistaken for a serious news source by Chinese newspaper. In April 2004, Wired reported the following:
It seems that some Chinese bloggers have been similarly duped by an Onion article about "Google Purge":
A Chinese blogger picked up on the news item, translated it, and published it as a news item on Donews.com, the blog and forum portal that describes itself as an "IT community and media platform". There is some common sense about though: the third commentor on the story warns that the information is false.
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