The explosion on the Kerch bridge to Crimea triggered many theories online regarding who or what caused the explosion - Was it a boat, a missile or a truck? We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The whole region knows the drill by now. Dateline Ouagadougou. If you are watching images of pro-junta demonstrators protesting the visit of West African mediators looking for rule of law guarantees from their new interlocutors after a coup, don't reach for the remote control. It is not a rerun.
Clashes took place on the Champs-Elysées in Paris last Saturday as a "Freedom Convoy" entered the French capital. In that context, old videos dating from 2019 were shared on social media – we sift through some of those that went viral.
We take a look at one means of assembling a deepfake video online for free and see how this technique has been used to disseminate fake videos of newscasts in Mali. This comes amid a rise in tensions between Bamako and Paris.
15 Oct 2021
Two videos circulating online in India claim to show different scenes of Muslims praying in the street. In the first case, the FRANCE 24 Observers were able to determine that the video took place in Turkey. In another video, the scene is clearly in a Paris suburb, not anywhere in the UK.
1 Sep 2021
TikTok tests ability for five-minute videos
9 Jul 2021
A French court has handed down suspended prison sentences of between four to six months to 11 people who were found guilty of harassing a teen online over her anti-Islam videos on social media. The prosecutions came after the teen, known as Mila, was forced to change schools and accept police protection due to threats to her life. "We won and we'll win again," Mila said as she left the courtroom.
3 Apr 2021
The non-profit Sesame Workshop aims to "provide families with the tools they need to build racial literacy."
10 Feb 2021
Young boys and internet sensation, the Ikorodu Bois known for recreating and mimicking multi-million-dollar music videos, Hollywood film trailers, and epic pictures have been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.”
12 Aug 2020
Kamala, the wrestler also known as the Ugandan Giant, who was one of the biggest attractions in the world of professional wrestling in the mid-80s right through to the early part of the 90s, has passed away at the age of 70...and he was not even from Uganda.