TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Twitter user with the account name "LIFETIME" on Wednesday (March 25) posted screenshots of a Global Times article to prove the Chinese newspaper agency has been removing the term "Wuhan virus" from previous reports.
Based on the screenshots, the Global Times has altered "Wuhan pneumonia" to "novel coronavirus-related pneumonia" in the title of a report on China's coronavirus infections.
Another Twitter user, with the account name @iambadbears, responded to the post and said that Xinhua News Agency, also run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has been engaging in similar acts.
He proceeded to add screenshots that show the government functionary changed an article's title, "Wuhan virus sees Olympic football qualifiers moved," to, "Olympic football qualifiers moved from Wuhan to Nanjing."
— ? (@iambadbears) March 25, 2020