The FRANCE 24 Observers team have conducted an investigation since November 2022 and have spotted a variety of fake anti-Ukraine ads throughout the globe – a product of Russian disinformation and propaganda. Find out more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Purported images of Polish state television have circulated on Twitter showing a national map of Poland’s borders, but overpowering much of Ukraine's territory. The channel itself and the country's secretary of state have slammed this as the "Russian propaganda machine" trying to destroy Ukraine's positive relationship with Warsaw. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake, with Vedika Bahl.
28 Nov 2022
A video report attributed to Al Jazeera has been circulating online, claiming that drunken Ukrainian football fans were detained in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, for giving a Nazi salute and defacing posters with Hitler symbology. But all is not as it seems…so what’s true and what’s fake?Find out in this edition with Vedika Bahl
20 Apr 2022
Various media in the UK and Belarus have used an image dating from 2013 to illustrate what is supposed to be a Russian mobile crematorium in Ukraine. The fake image lent credibility to official Ukrainian claims that Moscow was using such vehicles in a bid to hide the extent of massacres in the country. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
24 Mar 2022
During French Press and Media in Schools Week from March 21 to 26, the FRANCE 24 Observers team when to meet a class of students from the Paul Valéry high school in Paris. We answered their questions about disinformation and exchanged tips on how to sort the real from the fake. This report covers our experience, and ends with an image the students verified themselves.
30 Jan 2022
Old images of the 2014 uprising in Burkina Faso are being widely shared on social media, falsely presented as footage of the current coup in the country. We show you some examples in this edition of Truth or Fake.
1 Dec 2021
More than 2,500 cases of forged health documents have been reported to state police departments, with the majority created recently, according to a recent investigation by a German newspaper.
26 Nov 2021
In India, 80 fake social media profiles were blocked across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. These profiles were part of an influence operation trying to undermine the Sikh community by spreading divisive narratives online. And how do you identify a fake profile photo on social media? Web designer Victor Baissait explains more to our Observers team.
22 Nov 2021
German officers have detained 12 individuals suspected of involvement in the manufacture and sale of falsified COVID-19 vaccine passports. The counterfeits are believed to have been sold for up to €400 each.
8 Apr 2021
High school teenagers in Switzerland are now facing legal consequences after their plan backfired and triggered an emergency response from their school.
29 May 2017
Substandard domestic items - S.O.N arrests dealer in fake consumables.
18 Mar 2017
NAFDAC, Interpol arrest fake alcohol distribution syndicate.