3. But on Jan. 4, blogger Trevor Powell noted that ChoiSeungHo is also one of China’s most popular internet trolls.
Choi has 2 million followers on Sina Weibo (TenCent’s rival site). Online, he poses as a naively patriotic cub reporter from Pyongyang. His true identity, though, is a mystery to most people in China, and readers don’t often know how to gauge his seriousness.
Here are talk show hosts discussing Choi’s online notoriety on China’ iFeng Channel.
6. He also posted this today:
7. A typical post by Choi looks about as serious as this:
So in the end, Western reports that Kim Jong Un fed his uncle to dogs mostly relied on a faulty Hong Kong article based on a tweet by an imposter pretending to be a Chinese internet troll. China is now not the only country to believe a troll’s account of Kim Jong Un.
- President Trump accused Barack Obama of organizing recent protests against him and leaking information from the White House to the press.
- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos compared historically black colleges and universities to charter schools, spurring criticism of "whitewashing history."
- A second wave of bomb threats sent to Jewish community centers brought the number of locations threatened on Monday to 30.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers fessed up to the Oscars oops that caused "La La Land" to be named best picture instead of "Moonlight."