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.
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.
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.
7 Aug 2021
Rumors that the bodies of 600 children have been found in Germany's flood disaster areas are rife on social media and other online platforms. DW looked into the story to find the origin of the false reports.
26 Apr 2021
Officials of the Ghanaian High Commission in Abuja have debunked a statement credited to Ghanaian President insulting the Nigerian government
16 Mar 2021
Lekki-Ikoyi link Bridge is safe, disregard fake news - CP, Lagos
13 Jan 2021
Ahead of Thursday’s presidential election in Uganda, Facebook has taken down a government-backed network, accusing it of using fake accounts to post information about the election. Coming so soon after some social media platforms took down accounts belonging to Donald Trump, the move has raised questions about the role social media companies play in regulating online communications.
Army to deploy new recruits to Sambisa - Burutai, BVN-generated NIN invalid without update – NIMC
12 Jan 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
19 Dec 2020
Today, on ‘Inside Stuff,' multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, takes an analytical look at the year 2020 and its lessons, looking at how COVID19 showed us the importance of hygiene, paralyzed the economy, changed work ethics, and caused loss of jobs. It is also the year of ENDSARS, where Nigerian youths were organised to pass their message, amongst others. He also advises President Muhammadu Buhari to focus in the coming year on restructuring the federation. Get more at the YouTube channel of Guardian Nigeria, and be on the lookout for Oloja's weekly column, every Sunday, in The Guardian newspaper.
2 Nov 2020
With the US elections fast appproching, we tell you more about the rise of so-called deepfakes, or how to generate videos by manipulating words or actions of individuals. How are they created and could they have an impact on votes? Our correspondents in California explore this growing phenomenon.
3 Jul 2020
GuardianTV engages Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu on the management of sentiments, doubts, conspiracies, and politics during a pandemic like Covid-19.
Nigeria says Tweet begging Elon Musk for ventilators "Unauthorised", Petrol marketers agree to sell fuel for N123 and more
2 Apr 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Friday.