Updated on 03/07/2020 at 15:58
This is AFP's verification hub for tackling the damaging Covid-19 misinformation that is spreading as fast as the novel coronavirus. Updated daily, it contains debunks, tips, trustworthy sources and more.
Published on 08/07/2020 at 11:10
A purported image of children with limb deformities has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts published in 2020 alongside a claim it shows the aftermath of vaccine trials on Africans. The claim is false; the photo, taken in 1998 in the West African country Sierra Leone, actually shows unvaccinated children who contracted polio.
Published on 07/07/2020 at 08:00
Published on 07/07/2020 at 07:29
Published on 10/07/2020 at 17:00
A photo of a flyer describing white people as “the enemy” and which is attributed to Black Lives Matter has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media. But the organization said it did not release it, and the flyer’s message contradicts the group's stated beliefs.
Published on 10/07/2020 at 10:40