Ghislaine Maxwell trial unleashes tide of misinformation
08 December 2021 | 8:23 am
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of grooming young girls for the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. As Maxwell's trial enters its second week, misleading posts and conspiracy theories are being shared widely on social media. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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A Paris court is examining a terrorism case that took more than 40 years to bring to trial. Four people were killed in the 1980 bombing of the French capital's Copernic Street synagogue. The case has been a tough challenge for 21st century investigators, with no DNA or mobile phone records for them to work with.
Imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said that he was facing extremism allegations in a new court hearing — charges that could land him up to 35 years in prison.
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has threatened to quit music should he lose his ongoing copyright trial. The 32-year-old is being sued by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 hit 'Let’s Get It On' with Marvin Gaye. Sheeran is accused of copying the song’s harmonic progressions as well as both rhythmic and melodic elements.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted accelerated approval to a new Alzheimer's treatment called lecanemab, which has been shown to moderately slow cognitive and functional decline in early-stage cases of the disease.
Britain's Prince Harry's lawsuit against the publisher of the tabloid Daily Mirror newspaper over allegations of phone hacking is set to begin at London's High Court.
The trial has opened of a suspect in the Rwandan genocide who fled to France. Former military policeman Philippe Hategekimana allegedly set up roadblocks to identify ethnic Tutsis, who would be murdered.
A UN court based in the Hague said Felicien Kabuga was unfit for trial, and called for an alternative legal procedure that does not involve conviction. He was arrested in Paris in 2020.
Six Swiss police officers have appeared in court accused of homicide in the case of a 2018 death of a Black man from a heart attack as he was being arrested.
The court in Russia decided to make the latest trial of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny closed to the public, barring access to reporters. The opposition leader faces up to 30 years in prison on the "extremism" charges.
In 2022, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro held a meeting with foreign diplomats in which he claimed voting machines were susceptible to electoral fraud, which prosecutors argue constituted an abuse of office.
Actor Kevin Spacey arrived at London's Southwark Crown Court on Monday morning as his trial on sex offence charges continued in the British capital.
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