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.
Published on Thursday26 April 2018 at 15:15Updated on Thursday22 November 2018 at 14:52
A picture of a shell-shocked Syrian girl being carried by three different rescuers has been widely shared on social networks since 2016. Some accuse the media of staging the scenes while others say the girl miraculously survived three separate attacks. Both these statements are false: the three pictures were taken by a freelancer for AFP after a single attack in Aleppo.
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