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Idiomized: How to Talk Fake News in 4 Characters

Discover these ancient Chinese “chengyu” still used to identify modern misinformation

In April, Chinese influencer Xu Jiayi, better known by her online handle “Thurman Maoyibei,” learned a hard lesson about spreading fake news online when her social media accounts were suspended.

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author Sun Jiahui (孙佳慧)

Sun Jiahui is a freelance writer and former editor at The World of Chinese. She writes about Chinese language, society and culture, and is especially passionate about sharing stories of China's ancient past with a wider audience. She has been writing for TWOC for over six years, and pens the Choice Chengyu column.

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