I never made any negative comment about Patience Jonathan, says Wole Soyinka
12 January 2019 | 5:40 am
Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that fake news has the capacity to cause the Third World War, adding that it may come from Nigeria.
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12 Mar 2021
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka talks about the brain behind the construction of Nigeria's National Theatre and why we need to start afresh on the choice of a national centre.
16 Mar 2021
Lekki-Ikoyi link Bridge is safe, disregard fake news - CP, Lagos
15 Mar 2021
In an exclusive interview with GuardianTV, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, discussed, amongst other issues, the state of insecurity in the country and comments credited to some northern leaders, particularly Sheikh Gumi and Sen. Ahmed Lawan on insecurity in parts of the country. He also explained what he meant by “a centre that no longer exists.”
26 Apr 2021
Officials of the Ghanaian High Commission in Abuja have debunked a statement credited to Ghanaian President insulting the Nigerian government
7 Aug 2021
Rumors that the bodies of 600 children have been found in Germany's flood disaster areas are rife on social media and other online platforms. DW looked into the story to find the origin of the false reports.
2 Oct 2021
Social media users have been sharing images that purport to be of Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid. It's claimed they show he's leading a double life. The photos, supposedly, include him failing to wear a head covering and even posing alongside a woman who also isn't wearing a headscarf or veil. But by using reverse image searches and facial recognition technology, it's easy to see the photos are all of other people. The means to spot fakes are out there, but people have to want to look.
16 Oct 2021
There's a thin line between political satire and stories that are simply fake news. A recent resurfacing of a story about Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, illustrates the problem. We take a closer look.
7 Oct 2021
In recent days, two former presidents have been targets of fake news. In DR Congo, a photo of Joseph Kabila has been circulating with the claim he is alongside the former head of the armed group ADF which has links with the Islamic State group. A video, meanwhile, shows a crowd of supporters of Alpha Condé gathering in Paris... although the man they are shouting in support of is not the overthrown Guinean President and it wasn't filmed in Paris at all.
8 Oct 2021
In recent days, two former African presidents have been the targets of fake news. In DR Congo, a photo of Joseph Kabila has been circulating with the claim he stood alongside the former head of the rebel group ADF, which has links with the Islamic State group. Another video, meanwhile, purports to show a crowd of supporters of Alpha Condé gathering in Paris... although the man they are shouting in support of is not the ousted Guinean president and it wasn't filmed in Paris at all.
17 Oct 2021
A photo showing an obscene-looking children's slide has been going viral on Twitter with the accusation it was erected at a playground in a Paris school and putting Mayor Anne Hidalgo once again in the line of fire. In reality, the tweet was a joke, but the more it was shared, the more confusion it caused.
3 Jan 2022
Whether it's COVID-19, climate change or migration — fake news spreads six times faster on social media than facts. But how can I identify and check fake news? Here's some advice from DW's fact-checking team.
4 Feb 2022
Neil Young's ultimatum to music platform Spotify has generated much comment and debate over the past week. We take a closer look at the stand-off between the Canadian-American singer and the controversial US podcaster Joe Rogan.
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