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'CoronaJihad': Fake news in India accuses Muslims of deliberately spreading Covid-19

The roughly 200 million Muslims living in India are often used as scapegoats by the Hindu nationalists who make up Prime Minister Narendra…

The Debate – How contagious? Conspiracies, lies and the Covid-19 'infodemic'

Issued on: 12/05/2020 - 17:13Modified: 12/05/2020 - 17:13 From anti-science conspiracy theories to state-sponsored disinformation, the United Nations warns that an "infodemic" of…

Are people flouting social distancing rules? How photos can distort perspective

This photo of the seafront promenade in Bournemouth in the United Kingdom, posted in a Daily Mail article on 26 April, infuriated some…

Debunked: The fake videos showing Africans retaliating against Chinese discrimination

Since early April, many Africans living in Guangzhou, China, have been barred from their homes or been forcibly evicted because of rumours that…

Conspiracy theories and fake news: Fighting the Covid-19 ‘infodemic’

Disinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic have flooded the internet – often with an additional nudge from world leaders and celebrities – presenting a challenge for health…

Did these Chinese doctors’ skin turn black after getting Covid-19? There’s more to this story…

The published images are authentic: the cardiologist Yi Fan and the urologist Hu Weifeng were contaminated with Covid-19 in January. Both of them…

How the #FilmYourHospital movement is spreading lies about Covid-19

But the people filming these videos haven't seen the intense activity inside an emergency care unit, nor the people dying from the virus. …

Debunked: Fake videos purport to show violence against Africans in China

The FRANCE 24 Observers team spoke to some of the people who faced discrimination, hostility and even temporary homelessness because of these rumours…

An infectious disease expert debunks COVID-19 remedies circulating on African social media

Videos offering up homemade tinctures meant to keep a person safe from the coronavirus have been circulating widely on social media in French-speaking…

The Kenyan government did not recruit Maasai hunters to make sure people respected lockdown

The video shows a man wearing traditional Maasai clothing running down the street armed with a whip. He hits out at several people…
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