Study: Chinese-American Immigrants Fall Prey to WeChat’s Misinformation Problem


If you Google "Haissam Massalkhy," you’ll find a handful of unremarkable news stories about a fatal traffic collision where the Lebanese motorist struck a Chinese jogger in Walnut, California. On WeChat, however, it was a different story altogether.

Within Chinese-language narratives on the mobile messaging app, the jogger’s death rallied cries of injustice.

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