Boris Johnson likes to party
21 January 2022 | 2:49 pm
...but he liked to party before the pandemic too! Some misleading videos have been circulating online in the midst of the scandal about parties at 10 Downing Street. We take a closer look. Also, there has been a lot of criticism online of the state of the pitches in Cameroon during the Africa Cup of Nations. Some false images are circulating. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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