A video viewed 17,000 times claims to show Kurdish fighters shooting and destroying Turkish tanks in the northern Syrian city of Afrin. However, the images actually show a spectacular gun show that takes place biannually in the US state of Kentucky.
Many social media users have shared a video which claims Iranian TV is censoring the women’s events during the World Athletics competition in Doha. This video is very likely a satirical video created in Russia, modeled on another satirical video broadcast in 2013 by a Persian TV program. Iranian state TV covers very little female sport in images.
For the past three weeks, S. and J.*, two architecture students, look twice before leaving the house. On the night of the Notre-Dame fire, they were photographed smiling while the Paris cathedral burned in the background. An “avalanche” of online hate targeting them personally immediately ensued.
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.
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