The agency, called the Beijing Regional Platform for Jointly Refuting Rumors, was set up in August.
On Thursday, it published a list of false stories, including one about the supposed privatization of the multibillion-dollar 600-foot tall dam on the Yangtze River. The dam, completed in 2006, is the world's largest hydroelectric project and a showpiece of the Chinese Communist regime's achievements.
The list of rumors was designed to showcase a monthlong government crackdown on false online information, the Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.
The report said other false news stories published by individuals online included: infant soup made of babies' bodies being available in Guangdong province, a student being killed by officials in Sichuan province, a photograph "showing floods in Liaoning province" that actually showed floods in the Philippines, China ranking lower than 160th in terms of people's quality of life on a United Nations list and a large number of criminals disguised as law-enforcement personnel attacking homes in August.
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