‘Pallywood’: Truth and falsehoods amid political communications
05 November 2021 | 3:16 pm
A child who was supposedly injured by Israeli bombs was in fact simply suffering from a skin condition. An Italian fact-checking media ascertained the truth. We take a look at some other examples of truth and falsehoods in images depicting injuries of Palestinians due to alleged Israeli military action. Israeli political communications refer to fabricated images of injuries as "Pallywood", inferring that there are industrial levels of misinformation.
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