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17 Oct
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.
8 Oct
In recent days, two former African presidents have been the targets of fake news. In DR Congo, a photo of Joseph Kabila has been circulating with the claim he stood alongside the former head of the rebel group ADF, which has links with the Islamic State group. Another video, meanwhile, purports to show a crowd of supporters of Alpha Condé gathering in Paris... although the man they are shouting in support of is not the ousted Guinean president and it wasn't filmed in Paris at all.
2 Oct
Social media users have been sharing images that purport to be of Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid. It's claimed they show he's leading a double life. The photos, supposedly, include him failing to wear a head covering and even posing alongside a woman who also isn't wearing a headscarf or veil. But by using reverse image searches and facial recognition technology, it's easy to see the photos are all of other people. The means to spot fakes are out there, but people have to want to look.
4 Dec 2020
Fake News used to misinform the public - Lai Mohammed
28 Sep 2020
US President Donald Trump dismisses a New York Times report that he paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election. The paper published multiple allegations over his tax payments, citing tax return data extending more than 20 years.
23 Mar 2020
Fear mongering and homemade remedies: Fake news is getting in the way as Africa responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. DW correspondents around the continent asked experts to debunk a few of the damaging coronavirus myths.
21 Feb 2020
The Social Media Week Lagos 2020 gets underway in a few days and The Guardian will be hosting two sessions.⁣ First, we’d take a look at how creators can balance timely content availability with premium audience satisfaction without compromising on either.⁣ Finally, we’d look at the global phenomenon called hate speech and how it can be regulated in Nigeria without misuse and abuse of power.⁣
23 Nov 2019
Fake news spread via Facebook has triggered several communal clashes resulting in deaths in Bangladesh. Bangladesh's post and telecommunication minister told DW Facebook failed to create measures to identify hate speech.
25 Oct 2019
Instagram will use ‘False Information’ label to flag fake news. The new update will inform users when a post contains misinformation.
29 Aug 2019
Fake news threatens Nigeria's peace, unity - Lai Mohammed
19 Feb 2019
I’ve not fled Nigeria, still around to cast my vote – Obasanjo
13 Feb 2019
How The Guardian and other Nigerian media outlets are going the extra mile to separate fact from fiction and prevent politicians from weaponizing fake news.

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