Published on 26/02/2021 at 13:30
A photo has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha greeting Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin at Don Meung airport in Bangkok. The photo circulated online as Myanmar's junta-appointed foreign minister visited Bangkok to hold talks with his counterparts from Thailand and Indonesia in what was the first known face-to-face meetings between a senior junta member and foreign government officials. The image has been shared in a misleading context: the photo in fact shows Prayuth with his secretary-general Distat Hotrakitya at the entrance of the Royal Thai Police Headquarters.
Published on 26/02/2021 at 11:00
Published on 26/02/2021 at 06:25
Published on 01/03/2021 at 10:35
As the Philippines gave emergency approval to the Chinese-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, a purported news graphic circulated online that appeared to show genuine comments about the jab from the Philippines' head of vaccine procurement, Carlito Galvez. The posts allege Galvez suggested the vaccine should be reserved for "poor Filipinos". The claim is false: the purported news graphic, which was shared in multiple Twitter and Facebook posts, has been fabricated. Galvez's office denied he made the alleged remarks in a post on Twitter on February 23, 2021.
Published on 26/02/2021 at 10:10