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Chinese social media star faked good deeds

A Chinese social media star, famous for live streaming himself giving away money to people in remote villages, has been revealed to have been faking his acts of generosity.

Brother Jie’s deceit was uncovered when a video showing him and his assistant taking back the money from villagers in the poor Liangshan area in China’s Sichuan province went viral.

Brother Jie has apologised to his fans and asked for forgiveness, but the public have remained sceptical about him.

Facing strong condemnation, Brother Jie live streamed himself apparently attempting to take his own life.

Video produced by Ruhua Xianyu and Alex Dackevych

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