This video doesn’t show Zakir Naik converting people to Islam during FIFA World Cup
26 November 2022 | 7:24 am
A 2016 video of Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik, has gone viral on Twitter, as users claim that Naik is converting people to Islam during the FIFA World Cup. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
19 Mar 2022
A deepfake video of President Volodymyr Zelensky has been broadcast on a Ukrainian news website, Ukraine 24, that was hacked. In the false video, Zelensky states that he will lay down arms and return to his family. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
20 Apr 2022
Did the Russian president harshly criticise Emmanuel Macron? In a video shared widely on social media since March 1, Vladimir Putin is subtitled in French saying not-so-flattering things about Macron, which is quite credible in the context of current geopolitical tensions. The video however dates back to 2019, at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. A full transcript of the forum confirms that the subtitles are completely bogus. Elsewhere, we take a look at a Russian fact-checking website that is far from fully neutral on events in Ukraine.
A Russian war journalist's coverage borders on disinformation, and a video reveals abuse by the Koglweogo
16 May 2022
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6 Jun 2022
A leaked six-minute video shows scenes of a grizzly Damascus massacre by Assad forces. The perpetrators have been identified.
15 Jun 2022
The Chinese fast fashion retail giant is facing allegations of child labor on social media. Shein debunked these claims with a TikTok video of their own. We tell you what we actually know about the fashion brands working conditions, in this edition of Truth or Fake.
14 Jun 2022
The Chinese fast fashion retail giant Shein is facing allegations of child labour on TikTok. Shein then debunked these claims with a TikTok video of its own. In this edition of Truth or Fake, we take a closer look and tell you what we know about the brand's working conditions.
24 Jun 2022
A video has done the rounds on social media, claiming to show attempts by the Ukrainian army to enrol young recruits by force. The video depicts men in army fatigues chasing a young man around a residential complex. We tell you why these claims are false.
27 Jun 2022
Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey spoke for 15 minutes with a man posing as Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko. But then the suspicion arose that a counterpart was a deepfake.
20 Jul 2022
After three years of tinkering and writing hundreds of lines of code, Nigerian coder Victor Daniyan has launched what he says is the first African football video game - Vikseen Virtual.
31 Jul 2022
Footage from the concert appears to show a giant screen hitting a performer from boyband Mirror directly on the head and crushing his body. Two dancers were rushed to hospital.
9 Aug 2022
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The far-right Sweden Democrats have risen to become the second-largest party in parliament after Sunday's election. French-speaking sympathisers with the party shared a video on Twitter that claims to show Islamists protesting against the anti-immigration coalition. But all is not as it seems. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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