A video has been viewed more than three million times in multiple social media posts which claim it shows the helicopter crash that killed US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter Gianna. The video began circulating via multiple Facebook and Twitter posts within hours of their deaths being reported. The claim is false; the video shows a fatal crash that occurred in the Northern UAE in December 2018.
A video that was recently shared on Facebook claims to show migrants rioting in the northern France city of Calais, a transition point for many African migrants trying to get to the United Kingdom. The video actually shows a demonstration in Israel following the death of a young Israeli of Ethiopian origin.
A video shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter claims to show Muslims attacking police in Copenhagen. Although there was rioting in the Danish capital on April 15, 2019, the footage is actually from Algeria.
Published on Wednesday17 April 2019 at 17:31Updated on Wednesday17 April 2019 at 18:46
Multiple social media accounts have shared a video showing a man in a high-visibility jacket in one of Notre-Dame’s towers just after the fire broke out on Monday. Captions with the video imply the fire which ravaged the cathedral was not accidental, as investigators believe. However, the person in the video is a firefighter.
Published on Tuesday12 June 2018 at 16:12Updated on Thursday14 June 2018 at 22:41
Argentina star Lionel Messi is quoted as refusing to play against "people who kill innocent Palestinian children" following the cancellation of a friendly match between Argentina and Israel. There is no evidence he made this statement.