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.
Multiple posts on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter have shared a video that they claim shows New Zealand children at a mosque learning about Islam after the March 15, 2019 Christchurch shootings. The claim is false; the footage has circulated online since at least 2016 and shows Dutch children visiting a mosque in Holland.
Published on Friday15 March 2019 at 17:16
A photo of a man laughing while sitting between two soldiers is being presented as a depiction of a French secret service agent, "Jean-Claude," upon his return from a mission in Syria. The man is in fact the British army’s first Muslim chaplain.
Published on Friday15 March 2019 at 10:00
A Facebook post shares a video that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times which it claims shows members of an Indian Hindu nationalist group, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), torturing Muslim women. The claim is false; the video actually shows students throwing water over each other at an initiation event at a university in Sri Lanka.
Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts have shared a photo that they claim shows the aftermath of a bomb test inside a mosque in Karachi in Pakistan. The claim is false; it originated on a parody Twitter account; the photo is actually an AFP image of a 2004 bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Karachi.
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