2022 BBC reporter Runako Celina and her friends carried out a two-year investigation into the origins of videos of African children on Chinese social media. BBC Africa published Runako Celina’s report on June 14, and it quickly became a hot topic.

Chinese social networks spread videos about a group of African children on social networks Over the past five years, two Douyin accounts “Naughty Brother in Africa,” “African Little Sock,” and others, have spread thousands of videos of African babies speaking or singing in Chinese.

Among the hottest videos, one depicts children dressed in red, standing together and loudly saying in Chinese: “I am black monster, I have a low IQ.”