Corrections

If we make a factual error we will correct it and note it on the original item. This will be clearly marked as "CORRECTION" at the bottom of the article, with the date of the modification and an explanation.

If the mistake is significant we will take down a story and leave an explanation.

Here is a list of corrections made:

May 23, 2022 This article was updated to correct a typo in the headline - See the article
May 20, 2022 Article updated to correct that this is Odinga's fifth challenge for the presidency, not his fourth as initially reported - See the article
May 19, 2022 This article was updated to add quotes from Mark Serreze and to correct the name of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in paragraph seven. - See the article
May 17, 2022 This article has been updated to correct the translation of the Bilibili video's description. - See the article
May 12, 2022 Corrects description of the Rapid Response Squad - See the article
May 11, 2022 Updated header image and added missing space on 8th paragraph - See the article
May 10, 2022 This article was edited to correct the first name of the Florida governor in paragraph four. - See the article
May 6, 2022 This story was edited to correct the gender of the speaker in paragraph 15. - See the article
May 5, 2022 This article was corrected to change Alafair Burke's credentials. - See the article
April 25, 2022 This article was modified to clarify that a court ordered the Govardhan Parikrama Marg to be cleared of all encroachments, not just the Islamic shrine, and that the path is located in Mathura district, not Mathura city. - See the article
April 13, 2022 Clarifies attribution of online rumours and adds FIFA president comment - See the article
April 4, 2022 This report has been updated to correct the date in the last paragraph. - See the article
March 30, 2022 Fixes headline, byline and clarifies details of video call in first paragraph - See the article
March 22, 2022 This article was amended to change the date of the Soyuz rocket launch to October 11, 2018. A previous version of this story said it was launched on March 11, 2018. - See the article
March 9, 2022 This article was amended to say that AFP found the video on Daria Driushenko's TikTok profile via a keyword search. A previous version of this article said it was found via reverse image search. - See the article
March 7, 2022 This article was edited to correct the spelling of the Bulgarian prime minister's last name in the 10th paragraph. - See the article
February 22, 2022 This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Lynn Perry's name in paragraph 10. - See the article
February 14, 2022 This article was updated to correct Thailand's ranking on the global index in the last paragraph. - See the article
February 8, 2022 This article was corrected to explain that 'BMD' referred to a type of Soviet military vehicle and not Ballistic Missile Defence as previously stated. - See the article
February 3, 2022 This article was corrected to amend the publication date of news reports of a man arrested in Vietnam for allegedly beating a child. The news reports are from August 2021, not June 2021 as previously stated. - See the article
February 1, 2022 McDonald's announcement was made at the end of January 2012, not 2011 as originally stated in paragraph seven of our story. The error has been fixed. - See the article
January 21, 2022 This article was updated to correct the year in which Sanna Marin became Finland's prime minister. - See the article
January 20, 2022 Corrects the month of Raila's presidential bid announcement, which was made in December 2021 and not October as originally stated - See the article
January 15, 2022 The post has been updated to add quotes from the Japanese creator's tweets and to correct the date of the Thai scientist's Facebook debunk. - See the article
January 12, 2022 This article has been updated to change "New Year's Eve 2022" to "New Year's Eve 2021" in the first paragraph. - See the article
January 4, 2022 This article was updated to debunk an additional claim. - See the article
January 1, 2022 This article was amended to fix a typo in the first paragraph. - See the article
November 19, 2021 This article was amended to correct Japan's Covid-19 vaccination statistics. A previous version of this article said 193 million people in Japan had been vaccinated; in fact, 193 million is the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses distributed. - See the article
November 18, 2021 This article was amended to correct the name of Eva-Maria Holzleitner's party. A previous version of this article referred to her party as SPÖ Federal Women; it is in fact SPÖ. - See the article
November 13, 2021 Article was updated to correct the publication date of YouTube video on paragraph 11. Article was updated to add a new example of the claim in English. - See the article
November 9, 2021 This article was amended to include a statement from Asda and details of Britain's coronavirus vaccine trials, which commenced before the man in the video fainted. - See the article
November 3, 2021 This article was corrected to change "million" to "trillion" in the sixth paragraph. - See the article
November 3, 2021 This story was updated to correct the translation of the news report about the second assailant. - See the article
October 29, 2021 This article was updated to correct the spelling of LGBTQ. - See the article
October 27, 2021 Corrected the number for national honourees and their family members situated in Jeolla province as 60,176 according to the latest data released by MPVA. - See the article
October 20, 2021 This article has been updated to fix the link of a misleading post. - See the article
October 12, 2021 This report has been updated to add an academic title to one of the health experts. - See the article
October 12, 2021 This article has been updated to correct one of the Chinese media reports' links. - See the article
September 23, 2021 This article was updated to correct the date that Scott Pauley spoke to AFP, which was 8 September 2021, not 8 August 2021 as originally stated. - See the article
September 7, 2021 We corrected the spelling of Ghanaian in the first paragraph. - See the article
August 16, 2021 This article has been corrected to state that Leger is a journalist, not a photographer, working for RT France, not the French bureau of RT. - See the article
August 4, 2021 This story was updated to correct the publication date of the AFP report in September 2016. - See the article
July 26, 2021 This story was updated to correct the spelling of exaggerated in the headline. - See the article
July 13, 2021 Jacob Zuma was jailed earlier this month and not in June as we originally stated - See the article
July 12, 2021 This article was updated to correct Omar Khan's title to assistant professor in paragraph 13. - See the article
July 6, 2021 Deletion of the final sentence, which incorrectly stated that Museveni was set to give a speech on July 5, 2021. - See the article
August 19, 2021: This article was updated to correct the spelling of W. Glen Pyle.
July 15, 2021: This article was amended to clarify a quote that the cars in the photograph were first-generation electric cars set to be replaced with newer models.
July 12, 2021: This story was updated to clarify that posts claimed the photos showed Thai helicopters, but not necessarily Thai helicopters at the scene of the plastics factory fire.
June 10, 2021: This story was updated to correct paragraph 11 to read Toronto Police Service.
May 24, 2021: This story has been amended to include the use of the term "Palestinian territories" throughout.
April 26, 2021: This article was corrected to indicate that a figure was for doses administered instead of people who received a Covid-19 vaccine.
April 26, 2021: This article was corrected to indicate that a figure was for doses administered instead of people who received a Covid-19 vaccine.
April 26, 2021: This article was corrected to indicate that a figure was for doses administered instead of people who received a Covid-19 vaccine.
April 5, 2021: This article was corrected to clarify that Pacific International Lines is a shipping company, not an airline as originally stated.
March 30, 2021: This article and this article were updated to correct a reference to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, which was wrongly described as an mRNA vaccine.
March 18, 2021: This article has been corrected to say Femi and Made Kuti are father and son, not brothers as originally stated.
February 15, 2021: This article was updated to replace the Associated Press photo with the exact AP photo that was shared in the misleading posts. The earlier version of the story had a near identical AP photo. 
February 4, 2021: This article was updated to correct the spelling of Ranchi, the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is Ranchi, not Ranci.
February 2, 2021: This article was corrected to change the name of the railway company in the 15th paragraph.
January 22, 2021: This article was corrected to change a link to a Google Maps view of the India Gate. The link previously showed a different monument.
January 15, 2021: This article was corrected to account for data from phase 1 of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine trial.

January 6, 2021: The distance between Rideau Cottage and Harrington Lake was corrected in this article.

December 16, 2020: Corrects spelling of Jeannette Dabanch Peña's name in this article

November 27, 2020: This story was corrected to say that a photograph of weapons seized in Ethiopia was originally published in 2018, not 2008.

November 18, 2020: This article's first paragraph was updated on November 18, 2020 to reflect the fact that the video was shared not hundreds but thousands of times on Facebook, as described later in the article.

October 16, 2020: This article was updated to correct the party affiliation of Paul Martin in paragraph five.

September 28, 2020: This story was corrected to say that Netflix withdrew a promotional photo for the film 'Cuties'; a previous version of the story incorrectly said Netflix had withdrawn the film itself. 

September 24, 2020: This story was updated on September 24 to clarify that the misleading Burmese-language posts used a pejorative term specifically for Rohingya people, rather than all Bangladeshi nationals.
 
September 14, 2020:  The sixth paragraph in this article was corrected to read "the incident involving Blake was the latest US police shooting of a black man" sted "Blake's shooting was the latest US police killing of a black man."

August 5, 2020: This article was corrected to state in paragraph 11 that Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, not its capital.

May 18, 2020: This article was updated on May 18 to correct the name of WHO Thailand's 
representative to Dr. Richard Brown.  

May 3, 2020: This article was updated to correct the date in paragraph six from ​August 11, 2020 to August 11, 2019.

May 1, 2020: This article was corrected to fix the spelling of Brandon Brown's name in paragraph 10.

April 29, 2020: AFP updated this article to clarify that the video shows a pool at an apartment 
block in India, not a hotel. 

March 30, 2020: AFP updated this article to clarify that Pakkin Leung filmed the original footage.

March 26, 2020: AFP corrected the name of Kenyan blogger Robert Alai in this post.

March 5, 2020: AFP corrected this post's headline so that it referred to one image, not multiple 
images.

February 28, 2020: AFP corrected this post to remove references to the date format of tweets, 
which differs based on the platform used. 

February 4, 2020: AFP corrected the post to clarify the difference between novel coronavirus 
infections and confirmed cases, adding comment from two experts. We have also updated the 
article to include the latest outbreak figures as of February 4, 2020. 

February 4, 2020: AFP corrected the post to clarify US President Donald Trump announced plans to restrict immigration for certain countries in January this year and not in 2019.

January 21, 2020: AFP corrected the final paragraph in this post to remove an erroneous claim
that the US chief justice was part of the Department of Justice. We also clarified the 
chief justice's role in the impeachment trial.

January 17, 2020: AFP updated this report to reflect that the photo was shared as satire. The misleading post was shared by a Facebook page which identifies as a "comedian". Whilst the page did not identify the specific post as satire, AFP accepts most Facebook users appeared to understand it was not intended seriously.

December 20, 2019: The second paragraph of this article was corrected to state that Calgary 
is the largest city in the province of Alberta.

December 6, 2019: This post was corrected to change Can$56,000 to Can$59,517 throughout. 

December 3, 2019:  This post was updated to correct the timeline and government
responsible for the reintroduction of Australia's offshore processing program.

November 4, 2019: This article was updated to change Alberta to British 
Columbia in the first and eighth paragraphs and to add a link to the tenth paragraph.

July 7, 2019: The headline of this article has been changed to reflect the fact that some online 
users do associate with the MAP flag. Quotes from a self-identified MAP were added. 

July 7, 2019: The headline of this article was changed.

June 20, 2019: Corrects the spelling of a name in this article from Liu to Lui 

June 6, 2019: Corrects name of ICC spokesman in this article to Fadi El Abdallah, not Abdallahi

May 13, 2019: The fifth-to-last paragraph in this article was updated to correct a date and typo.

March 26, 2019: This post was removed as it did not meet AFP editorial standards on the selection and treatment of material to fact-check.

March 12, 2019: This article was corrected to replace the term Arctic ice shelf with the 
scientifically correct term, Arctic sea ice, throughout. 

March 11, 2019: The first paragraph of this article was corrected to say that the
Boeing plane which crashed in Ethiopia was a 737 MAX 8 plane.

March 7, 2019: We unpublished a fact-check from March 7, 2019 headlined: "No, these photos do 
not show recent military activity on the India-Pakistan border" because the posts being  investigated did not explicitly state that the images were from the recent military activity. 
The photos in the posts were run underneath a caption stating the war was continuing, but the caption did not link them directly. 

February 26, 2019: We corrected a date in the ninth paragraph of this fact-check.

February 18, 2019: We edited this fact-check to clarify that while Nigeria's presidential elections 
were delayed until February 23, 2019, the governorship and state assembly elections were 
rescheduled for March 9, 2019.

January, 25, 2019: This fact-check was rewritten to change the focus to the numerous locations 
where it was falsely claimed the original photo was taken.

October 30, 2018: We corrected the date of this crash.