How fake news of a coup in China spread

Reports of a military coup in China spread this weekend, claiming that top a PLA general had taken control and that president Xi Jinping was under house arrest. None of it was true, much of it was instantly debunked, but truth is dead and all hell broke loose on social media—for as long as the bot campaign lasted, anyway.

Maybe we shouldn't be trusting LoliWifeGroomer as a breaking news source after all.