Platforms such as Instagram, Telegram and Youtube play a key role in documenting Russia's invasion and rallying international support for besieged Ukraine. But they are also used to obscure facts and spread fake news.
Firework displays are common to welcome the New Year around the globe. Some extravagant fireworks images shared online however, are deceptive. Don’t be blinded by the lights!
30 Oct 2021
A video of a police officer, presumably refusing cooperate during anti-green pass protests in Italy, spread widely through social media. The problem ? The video has nothing to do with the green pass.Then, a video that claims to show a man fainting in front of Prince Charles after being vaccinated, with the hashtag #Resist. ..find out more on this segment of Truth or Fake.
25 Sep 2021
In the first edition of our new fact-checking show Truth or Fake, we focus on Afghanistan. A photo purportedly showing the new Afghan central bank chief has gone viral on social media; we show you how our Observers team debunked the image. Meanwhile, we demonstrate how widely shared images of alleged recent violence in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, attributed to the Taliban, actually come from a 2018 film.
4 Jun 2021
Paxton Smith swapped her approved commencement speech for one on abortion rights. Her attack on Texas passing one of the most stringent anti-abortion laws in the US has since gone viral.
25 Feb 2021
Hopewell Chin'ono didn't set out to become an internet sensation when he made a song about corruption in Zimbabwe, but that's exactly what happened when he uploaded 'Dem Loot' to Twitter. The outspoken Zimbabwean journalist has been arrested three times in six months for tweets protesting graft. In a video that has gone viral, Chin'ono has released a short free-styled reggae dance-hall track, titled Dem Loot -- "They Loot" -- in which he chastises rampant state corruption in the southern African country.
21 Jan 2021
In the video which has gone viral, the 46th President of the United States of America spoke at length with two of Dr. Oke's daughters and has invited the entire family to the White House.
28 Nov 2020
On this show we've often flagged the toxic culture of online speech. Now comes Covid. Just how much has all that extra screen time these past months amplified and enabled toxic behavior? When people feel alienated or threatened, one reaction is to pick on others, to bully, and the number one targets are women. From cyberbullying classmates to abusive partners and total strangers who feel they can just let loose, how much of a toll has this pandemic taken on women? We ask our panel what can be done to stop online violence.
22 Nov 2019
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25 Oct 2019
Image of soldier embracing protester in Lebanon goes viral
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US Attorney General Merrick Garland said he "personally" approved the FBI search on Donald Trump's Florida home, and would seek legal approval to reveal more details of why a search warrant had been issued.
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Iran has executed at least 251 people in the first half of 2022, including women defending themselves against domestic violence.
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Stella Assange, wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has accused the US of targeting a foreign journalist for exposing war crimes. She told DW that Assange's life depends on his extradition order being dropped.
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"Inherently, space is dual use," says Mark Hilborne, Defense Studies lecturer at King's College London. "That dual use element is quite problematic when we're looking at space generally and identifying what is military and what is not military, and particularly problematic when we're looking at China," he told DW.
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Israel has struck Gaza for a second day, targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group. The group confirmed that one of their top commanders was killed in an airstrike. Palestinian militants have since been firing back.
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A Chinese warship reportedly came closer than 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) to Taiwan as Beijing continues its military drills. But Taipei said it will not be cowed by its "evil neighbor."