In its April 2, 2014 edition, the Maoming Evening News published an article entitled “There Are Many Online Rumors, Citizens Viciously Attack Rumormongers” (网上谣言不少，市民痛斥造谣者). According to the article:
In the last few days there have been many Internet users who have reposted a picture showing several tanks on the road to their Weixin, QQ, and Weixin and QQ groups. . . . But it has been confirmed that this picture was actually of a military exercise from several years ago.
前天，不少网民在自己的微信、QQ 以及微信圈、QQ 群等疯转一张照片，照片上显示的是几辆坦克车行驶在公路上（见图①）。. . . . 然而，经证实，这张图片只不过是前几年部队训练在公路上行进的照片。These screenshots were taken a few hours after the Maoming Evening News posted its story, and show that Baidu was censoring searches for “Maoming Tanks,” (茂名 坦克) but not for “Maoming” or “Tanks.”