The Swiss embassy in China has requested that articles and posts containing “false” news be removed from Chinese media.
According to the embassy, a Swiss biologist who had recently been quoted in Chinese media did not exist.
Articles with remarks from “Wilson Edwards” on the origins of COVID-19 and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) independence were reported by state media channels.
“While we appreciate the attention on our country, the Embassy of Switzerland must, unfortunately, inform the Chinese public that this news is false,” the Swiss embassy said.
On his social media page, organizations such as CGTN, Shanghai Daily, and Global Times have referenced the so-called biologist.
On the other hand, the Swiss embassy stated that the Facebook account was barely two weeks old and had only three friends.
“It is likely that this Facebook account was not opened for social networking purposes,” the Swiss embassy added.
The embassy of Switzerland in Beijing is looking for Wilson Edwards, saying it is exciting to meet him soon.
“Looking for Wilson Edwards, alleged biologist, cited in press and social media in China over the last several days. If you exist, we would like to meet you! But it is more likely that this is a fake news, and we call on the Chinese press and netizens to take down the posts,” it said in a tweet.
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