Netizens on China’s most popular web board Tieba declared war on Taiwan media Facebook pages today in the wake of the controversy caused by Taiwanese performer Zhou Ziyu (Chou Tzu-Yu) showing of a Taiwanese (Republic of China) flag on a Korean variety show last year. Zhou Ziyu is 16 years old and a member of the K-pop girl group TWICE.
Netizens declared the attack would start at 7 pm tonight (January 20, 2016), and would include Apple Daily, SET TV, and the Scoop Community.
At the time of writing this article, around 5 hours after the proposed mass attack, nothing has happened. Perhaps the PRC Netizen Cyber Army couldn’t work out how to get out of their own government’s firewall to actually access Facebook, or Taiwan’s media sites.