|Man Arrested, Accused of Starting Fake Web Site, Story|
|Associated Press News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Mon, 28 Nov 2005 20:52:22 -0600
Police arrested a former computer programmer Monday for allegedly|
publishing a fabricated news article on a fake Yahoo Japan news Web
site saying China had invaded the Japanese island of Okinawa.
Metropolitan Police arrested Takahiro Yamamoto, 30, on suspicion of
The office said Yamamoto allegedly accredited the fake article to
The story was written in Japanese with a dateline "America, Oct. 18
Police had confiscated Yamamoto's personal computer and analyzed the
Kyodo said both it and Yahoo had filed complaints to police in
The Web site was accessed 66,000 times until it was taken down on
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo operates the world's leading Internet portal.
Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.
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