Social media users fall for satire video mocking China's strict Covid lockdowns

Published on 17/08/2022 at 11:58

A satirical video viewed hundreds of thousands of times online appears to show an official for China's foreign ministry saying strict pandemic lockdowns in the country were "initiated" by the Chinese people and not imposed by the government. Some social media users, however, appeared to believe the video shows a genuine government announcement. The video actually originated on a Taiwanese media channel that regularly publishes political satire about China.