Chinese media caught erasing history and ‘Wuhan virus’ from reports

.China’s Global Times changes ‘Wuhan pneumonia’ to ‘novel coronavirus-related pneumonia’ in January articleTaiwan News
Date: 2020/03/26
By:  Taiwan News

.Screenshots show "Wuhan" removed from Global Times article title. (Twitter photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Twitter user with the account name "LIFETIME" on Wednesday (March 25) posted screenshots of a Global Times article to prove the Chinese newspaper agency has been removing the term "Wuhan virus" from previous reports.

The Twitter user claimed the English news site under the state-run People's Daily has been tampering with the content of several articles published in January. Based on the screenshots, the Global Times has altered "Wuhan pneumonia" to "novel coronavirus-related pneumonia" in the title of a report on China's coronavirus infections.


— LIFETIME 視界 (@LifetimeUSCN) March 25, 2020

Another Twitter user, with the account name @iambadbears, responded to the post and said that Xinhua News Agency, also run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has been engaging in similar acts. He proceeded to add screenshots that show the government functionary changed an article's title, "Wuhan virus sees Olympic football qualifiers moved," to, "Olympic football qualifiers moved from Wuhan to Nanjing."    FULL  STORY]