WhatsApp video quality tests
11 July 2021 | 12:13 pm
WhatsApp video uploads could use less data in the future.
9 Oct 2022
A video circulating on social networks claims to show the "Caravan of Light" - a convoy of Syrian refugees in Turkey heading for the Greek border, intending to make their way into Europe.But whilst reports show that plans for caravan may indeed be underway, this viral video may not be all it appears.
2 Oct 2022
Netflix is launching its own video games studio in Helsinki.
24 Oct 2022
Since the start of the Ukraine war, there have been repeated false claims on social media that the entire conflict is being staged. France 24’s fact-checking team debunk the latest example: two videos that show a man in Ukrainian army uniform being filmed, as he appears to act out a scene on the battlefield.
29 Oct 2022
A viral post on Facebook claims to show a convoy of NATO military advisors destroyed by Russian missiles. While many users believe that the images represent actual fighting, they were actually taken from a war video game series called Arma 3. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
3 Nov 2022
Some pro-Lula social media users are sharing a video claiming to show roadblocks by Brazilian traffic police, preventing voters from going to the polls on Sunday. While there were police roadblocks that delayed voters that day, this video in particular has nothing to do with the elections in Brazil. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
8 Nov 2022
Stears, a pan-African data and intelligence company says its newly launched open data project, Stears elections is designed to fill the information gap witnessed in past elections in Nigeria.
26 Nov 2022
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.
25 Nov 2022
Christian "Flake" Lorenz, Rammstein's keyboarder, stars in a video with his daughter, Mimi, commenting on the destruction of the environment — and criticizing the music industry.
8 Dec 2022
More and more schools in Delhi are installing CCTV cameras as a security measure. However, critics say that the footage of minors is not secure and needs to be covered by data protection laws.
China has reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the last four days. A British based health data firm estimated that there are nearly 5,000 deaths a day in China from COVID-19.
Germany managed to stave off a full recession in 2022, with the economy performing better than expected. Although Russia's war in Ukraine and high energy prices slowed growth, the economy "managed to perform well."
Less than a month ahead of presidential elections in Nigeria, some social media users are sharing a doctored video of candidate Peter Obi, in which he allegedly exaggerates poverty statistics in his favour during his time as governor of Anambra State. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Schwarzenegger said in the documentary that he thought "I'll be back" sounded "funny" because he was playing a cyborg and thought "I will be back" sounded more "machine-like" and appropriate. When Schwarzenegger made the suggestion, Cameron fired back.
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A jury sided Wednesday with Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, awarding the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor more than $10 million and vindicating his allegations that Heard lied about Depp abusing her before and during their brief marriage.
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At a Tokyo art institute, more than a dozen students held up mirrors to their faces while stretching the sides of their mouths upward, fully immersed in a lesson not in their usual curriculum - a smile class.
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Biden was presented with a Chiefs’ jersey with the number 46 on it, in tribute to his tenure as the 46th American president.
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South Korea says Russian and Chinese warplanes entered its air defense zone without advance notice. Moscow and Beijing are carrying out joint operations to coincide with an increase in drills by the US and its allies.