[FALSE] “Jack Ma’s advice, hopefully we can get through 2020”

NOT from Jack Ma. The quote is sourced from an edited video with a sound that is not the voice of Jack Ma. The original video was uploaded on the Chinese video platform, iQiyi, on September 9, 2019, before the appearance of the Corona Covid-19 virus in December 2019.

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Based on search results from the Tempo Fact Check Team, the claim that Jack Ma mentioned that 2020 is just a year of survival is a false claim.

The quote was not from Jack Ma. The quote is sourced from an edited video with a sound that is not the voice of Jack Ma. The original video was uploaded on the Chinese video platform, iQiyi, on September 9, 2019, before the appearance of the Corona Covid-19 virus in December 2019.

TempFakta Cek Team contacted Alibaba Group Indonesia’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Dian Safitri. According to Dian, the quote about 2020 is just a year of survival that did not come from Jack Ma. “There is no record that Jack Ma ever delivered the message,” Dian said on May 8, 2020.

Dian also confirmed that Jack.Ma’s Facebook page that uploaded the poster containing the quote was not Jack Ma’s account. “Regarding Jack Ma’s official social media account, currently, Jack Ma only has official accounts on Weibo and Twitter. There is no Jack Ma official Facebook, “Dian said.

The quote contained in the poster accompanied by a photo of Jack Ma was allegedly sourced from an edited video with a sound that was not the voice of Jack Ma. The video was uploaded by an account that uses the name Jack Ma in the Chinese version of Douyin or TikTok.

Based on Tempo’s search with Yandex’s reverse image tool, the original video was uploaded on the Chinese video platform, iQiyi, on September 9, 2019, before the emergence of the Corona Covid-19 virus in December 2019. According to his statement, the video was a video of Jack Ma’s speech about entrepreneurship. “Don’t stop starting a business, chase your dreams.”

On his Twitter account, Jack Ma also never mentioned that 2020 is just a year of survival. Based on an advanced search on the @JackMa account on Twitter with the keyword “2020 staying alive”, it was stated that “nothing appeared for that search”.

On April 19, 2020, in an interview with CGTN Chinese television, Jack Ma stated that the Corona Covid-19 virus pandemic would change the way people do business in the long run. Gradually, people will turn to online businesses.

According to him, the application of e-commerce technology can be the key to retaining customers. The community must find innovative ways to adapt to the current situation. “No country or company can be isolated from the internet,” he said.

Jack Ma also said e-commerce would be the key for companies to survive, for countries to prosper, and for the world economy to move. This virus is an alarm for countries to increase their steps in strengthening their economic systems.

According to Jack Ma, the Covid-19 pandemic will not end in a short time. In addition, this pandemic can only disappear by relying on technological breakthroughs, innovation, and medical research. “So, we must make long-term preparations,” he said.

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