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Court in China’s Guangdong Jails 24 Over Posts on Xi Jinping’s Family

Niu Tengyu, jailed for 14 years for discussing personal details of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s family online, is shown in an undated photoPhoto provided by friends via RFA

Authorities in the southern province of Guangdong have jailed the administrator of a wiki-based forum for 14 years after a post revealed personal information about the close family of ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping, RFA has learned.

Niu Tengyu was handed a 14-year jail term on Dec. 30, 2020 by the Maonan District People’s Court in Guangdong’s Maoming city, which found him guilty of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble,” “violating others’ privacy” and “running an illegal business,” after a photo of Xi’s daughter Xi Mingze was posted online.

“My son was arrested in early August 2019 because Xi Mingze’s photo was posted on the Zhina Wiki site,” Niu’s mother told RFA in a recent interview.

“After this was seen by the central government, a special task force was formed, and a large number of police officers were sent across the country to arrest people connected to the site,” she said.

The person in charge of that site couldn’t be arrested because they were outside the country, Niu’s mother said.

“They were all found innocent after grueling interrogations, and released by local police … who then tried to shift the blame to pin it on [Niu’s] Esu Wiki site, and arrested all of them instead,” she said.

“There were vested interests at work in the Maoming police department … which wanted this to be remembered as its contribution,” Niu’s mother said.

“They then reported it to the Ministry of Public Security as a major case of collusion with anti-Chinese forces,” she said.

The court also handed down shorter jail terms to 23 other people associated with the site.

Niu and his co-defendants plan to appeal.

Esu Wiki started out as a subforum for sharing satirical and nationalistic memes mostly targeting celebrities on the Baidu Tieba forum.

Tortured by police

Niu, a self-taught computer expert, was tortured by police to get him to “confess,” his mother said.

“They wanted him to confess to being the ringleader, so they started beating him, suspending him, and depriving him of sleep,” she said.

“These kids weren’t even the ones who uploaded the photo, but they were used as scapegoats,” Niu’s mother said. “They were deprived of their human rights, and … forced to confess, threatened, and intimidated every day.”

“One of [Niu’s] arms is now permanently injured; he was beaten unconscious several times, then had cold water thrown over him, before being told to confess to being the ringleader,” she said.

New York-based democracy activist Chen Chuangchuang said the 24 were jailed for “violating others’ privacy.”

“This is a political case, because it involves relatives of top CCP leaders,” Chen said. “One photo was the ID card of Xi Jinping’s daughter and the other related to Xi’s brother-in-law Deng Jiagui.”

A lawyer who asked not to be named agreed that the case was highly political, pointing out that several wiki-style sites in China had been doxxing people for years with no reaction from the authorities.

Several lawyers representing the defendants were forced to withdraw before the trial, the lawyer said.

Reported by Yitong Wu and Chingman for RFA’s Cantonese Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

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How You Identify Fake News or Messages on Social Media 

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites or social media platforms of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus:
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

Follow WHO guidelines

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When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes,organizations or individual to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Beware of Fake News or Fake Photos/Videos Relating to Communal Hatred

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

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www.altnews.in

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https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

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www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

www.propublica.org

The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they a.re developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

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