Chinese Internet Cafe Customers Surf Anonymously Using Fake Barack Obama ID
President Barack Obama appears to be a regular customer of a Chinese Internet cafe, reports said, after the manager forged an identity card in the US leader’s name to help surfers avoid China’s web rules.
The card has a full face picture of Obama, lists his correct birthday and gives his address as « White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, filltrustid.com Washington DC », while stating his ethnicity as « Kenyan », pictures showed.
As part of their efforts to control the web, China’s Communist rulers require Internet cafes to register users’ identity numbers before letting them go online.
The manager of the shop in Jinan, scannable fake ids the capital of the eastern province of Shandong, created the card by printing out Obama’s personal details and sticking them on to the front of a genuine ID lost by its holder in 2010.
Police were « spooked » when they saw the card during a routine inspection last week, it added, and the manager, identified only by his surname Guo, filltrustid was given an unspecified « punishment ».