Instagram will use ‘False Information’ label to flag fake news
25 October 2019 | 6:00 am
Instagram will use ‘False Information’ label to flag fake news. The new update will inform users when a post contains misinformation.
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.
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.
27 Oct 2021
A live broadcast video from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been removed from Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. In the video, the president falsely stated that UK citizens are developing AIDS after receiving two Covid-19 vaccine doses. After the video was posted, fact-checking and governmental entities scrambled to clarify that there is no evidence to demonstrate a link between Covid-19 vaccines and the development of viruses such as HIV.
8 Dec 2021
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.
15 Dec 2021
Many doctored images and videos of Jill Biden are being shared by pro-Trump or "Let's go Brandon" accounts on social media, trying to spread fake news. In this edition of Truth or Fake, we tell you more on how to identify this type of misleading content online.
1 Jan 2022
How do you fight fake news about COVID-19? Ghanaian nurse Gifty takes matters in her own hands - with a megaphone, making sure that no one is left behind.
2 Jan 2022
There is a lot of information out there about the pandemic, COVID-19 and the virus that causes it, but also a lot of mis- and disinformation. To tell one from the other, it helps to understand how science works.
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.
3 Feb 2022
Denmark is the EU's first nation to lift all domestic Covid restrictions, raising hopes in northern Europe and beyond. Here in France, new infections have never been higher, but the authorities are relaxing rules too. That's because the vaccination rate is near 90 percent and hospitals are managing. The omicron variant is more infectious but milder. Milder if you are vaccinated, warns the World Health Organization. Many nations remain vulnerable.
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.
10 Feb 2022
Monday's meeting between the Russian and French presidents in Moscow gave rise to a lot of photoshopped content on social media - mostly sufficiently far-fetched so as not to be believable. We take a closer look. We also take a look at some convincing fake news stories that have been doing the rounds about Russia's current tensions with Ukraine and NATO.
11 Feb 2022
Monday's meeting between the Russian and French presidents in Moscow gave rise to a lot of photoshopped content on social media, most of it sufficiently far-fetched so as not to be believable. We take a closer look. But first, we explore some fake news stories that have been doing the rounds about Russia's current tensions with Ukraine and NATO.
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Under former US President Donald Trump thousands of migrant families were split up at the US-Mexico border. A special task force has been working to reunite children with their parents, but it's got a long way to go.
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The leader of the Catholic Church travels to Juba along with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the moderator of the Church of Scotland. The three leaders are hoping to push for peace amid continued fighting.
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From the depths of the Pacific Ocean comes an innovation in air conditioning that's good for the planet and saves money. Located just 200 metres from the ocean, the hospital in Papeete, on the French island of Tahiti, is using seawater to cool its facilities. The switch to this new system has decreased the hospital's energy consumption by 90 percent.
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Pension problems: French workers strike over government's retirement plans. As many as 2.8 million people hit the streets across France on Tuesday in a second day of walkouts designed to protest the latest pension reform proposals.