Last time we checked in on the Chinese microblogosphere, it was alight with false rumors that Kim Jong-Un had been assassinated in a violent North Korean coup. Now (probably equally fake) rumors of a military-backed coup that tried to take down president Hu Jintao are blowing up on Chinese microblogs. (Above is a bogus picture of tanks in the street that's beeen passed around.)

Chinese Twitter rumors are so much more exciting than ours. [via The Atlantic Wire]