04
Aug
07

Homer Simpson’s brain, or why Xinhua continues to have a credibility problem

Now, you may chuckle at what appears to be a one-off mistake, but it reflects major editorial problems at China’s official news agency. This is not just a harmless error (or prank) by a single employee — it’s very likely that at least two other people were involved, and the editorial processes that are supposed to catch such mistakes either failed to work or are not even in place at Xinhua.

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