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11.8 M people have seen this video on #TikTok. 😲

A quiet scene at a beach 🏖️ with a huge explosion in the background. 🔥

What do we see? Investigate! 🧵👇 1/...

#Verification 📽️
#GeoLocation 🌍
🔊The woman filming curses while a man seems to say "he almost choked".

The caption of the video is добро пожаловать в Бердянск, meaning "Welcome to Berdyansk".

Berdyansk is a port city in Ukraine. 🇺🇦

You can watch the video here:…

The video raises speculation.

According to some YouTube users, the explosion is the work of Ukrainian resistance fighters. 🪖

A Facebook post suggests that the video shows a "Russian military cargo ship being hit by Ukrainians". 🚢

What's true? 🤔 3/...
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#FactChecking: in 2017 Tanzania ended a 25-year-old hunting tourism deal with a United Arab Emirates company called ‘Otterlo Business Corporation’.
The deal, was set up in 1992 (President Mwinyi), was reported to be in exchange for millions of dollars to Tanzania’s armed forces.
However, despite the announcement in November 2017, OBC did not leave Tanzania. Just a few days later, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said that OBC would stay.
Under the deal, Otterlo Business Corporation (OBC) gained exclusive hunting rights over an area of 400,000 hectares to the east of Serengeti National Park in Loliondo and Sale divisions of Ngorongoro District.
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#FactChecking Sur quoi se basent, non pas les "attaques", mais les critiques légitimes dans le débat public des prises de position de Pap Ndiaye :
Pap Ndiaye en juin 2021 à M, Le magazine du Monde: "Je partage la cause des militants woke, la lutte pour la protection de l’environnement, le féminisme... Mais je n'approuve pas les discours moralisateurs ou sectaires de certains d'entre eux, je me sens plus 'cool que woke'."
"Sur "l'islamo-gauchisme", l’ancien directeur du musée national de l’immigration a considéré que le terme utilisé par Jean-Michel Blanquer ne désignait "aucune réalité dans l'université" et qu'il s’agissait d'une "manière de stigmatiser des courants de recherches".
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"🇩🇪 Hamburg shootout between two groups of migrants. Several people received gunshot wounds [...]. There are several deaths."

In a short blurry video we hear gunshots. What do we see? Investigate! 👇1/...

#Verification 📽️
#GeoLocation 🌍
The tweet above only has little over 1K views, BUT the same video with the same text was uploaded multiple times on Twitter (left), Reddit, Telegram, Facebook (centre) and YouTube (right).

Over 100,000 people saw the images pass by in that context. 2/...
I didn't even try Reverse Image Search this time: the footage was very blurry so matches unlikely. 😟

I did ask German colleague @fiete_stegers to take a look.

He immediately pointed to the number plate of a car in the video 🟥. 3/...
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2M people have seen this picture on #Telegram (without blur): "🇷🇺 Russian soldier was chained [...] tortured and [...] set on fire while still alive."

What do we see? Investigate! 👇 1/...

#Verification 📸
#GeoLocation 🌍
Social media users use the photo (bottom left) to make comparisons between Ukraine and the terrorist group Islamic State (IS or ISIS). 2/...
The photo of the scorched body started circulating on 9 April at 21:20 via Danil Bezsonov's official Telegram channel.

He is the head of the press service of the 'people's republic' of #Donetsk, a separatist, Russian-backed region in eastern Ukraine. 3/...
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#Factchecking Dato de María del Carmen Alva sobre requisitos para proyecto de ley sobre referéndum es #FALSO.
#Factchecking En primer lugar, la Constitución Política reconoce que “el Presidente de la República y los Congresistas tienen derecho a iniciativa en la formación de leyes”.
#Factchecking Esto también lo confirma la L.O del Poder Ejecutivo que precisa que esos proyectos de ley deben cumplir con los requisitos y procedimientos del Congreso, así como con la aprobación del Consejo de Ministros.
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🇺🇦 Ukrainian soldier: "We had orders to shoot to kill at any moving person, whether it was peaceful or not."

1.2M have seen this testimony on #YouTube.

May we take this interview as true? Investigate! 👇 1/...

#Verification 🎥
#GeoLocation 🌍
The video of 2 minutes and 6 seconds shows 3 men in army uniforms.

🗣️The one on the right is talking. He is answering questions posed by an interviewer who does not appear on screen.

The English subtitles are a correct translation of what the man is saying in Russian. 2/...
The man says that he was ordered by their commanders to shoot at any moving person.

"At one point people were brought in, both women and men."

"They wanted to shoot them for what was done (allegedly) in #Bucha."

👀 We only see the three men and a table: no context. 3/...
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According to Russia 🇷🇺 "The unexpected reveal of "innocent patients" with assault rifles showcased how the Ukrainian military uses ambulances." 🚨

Their proof? A video of 21 sec.

What do we see? Investigate! 👇 1/...

#Verification 🎥
#GeoLocation 🌍
The investigation on this tweet from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia is a team effort together with @Techjournalisto, @ArchitMeta and @akhmxt.

(Follow them if you like these kind of #OSINT-investigations.)

The short video is viewed more than 110K times. 2/...
Armed men emerge from a van bearing the logo of the Red Cross.

The International Red Cross (ICRC) has a neutral status, also in the war in #Ukraine.

Do we see a recent war crime by the Ukrainian army in this clip? 3/...
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#Verification against #disinformation. Featuring important work of @N_Waters89, @BostonJoan, @timothyjgraham and @im_PULSE.
@cog_ink reports for @abcnews on #Putin's propaganda playbook…
Here’s the accompanying video. Great work by @cog_ink and @youmshajekian on the #Kremlin's #disinformation campaigns that have been going on for years. Via @abcnews
Including a relatively new phenomenon: “fake #factchecking”.
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Dubious timelines on #Bucha keep circulating. The #OSINT community, @bellingcat & @nytimes have debunked a lot.

In this thread I’ll focus on a video from this man, the mayor of #Bucha.👇 1/…

#Verification 🎥
#GeoLocation 🌍
@bellingcat @nytimes According to these timelines 👇 Russian troops left #Bucha on 30 March.

Source? Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Telegram.

Other Russian sources claim Russians were still around 1st of April.

➡️ Exact timing is unclear: no visual proof. 2/…
@bellingcat @nytimes Another source in this discussion is the mayor of Bucha Anatoly Fedoruk.

Timeline: “Mar 31: Mayor of Bucha announces town 'liberated', makes no mention of atrocities.”

Is this correct? Investigate! 3/...
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La questione di #Bucha, a parte il crudele carico umano di cui abbiamo parlato in due articoli, ci mostra dal punto di vista tecnico la questione dell'affidabilità delle informazioni.
Perché circuiti di #factchecking internazionali come @EDMO_EUI e @factchecknet (cui
noi ci ispiriamo e seguiamo nei loro valori) hanno usato immagini satellitari, video ad alta risoluzione e testate di alta reputazione mentre i "#debunker di controparte" hanno tirato fuori foto sfocate che pareva di vedere lo #gnomoarmatodiascia a #Mistero? Non vi sembra assai
bizzarro che nell'epoca in cui per 400 euro ti metti in tasca un cellulare "#rugged" (corazzato) con *almeno* 48MP se sei sventurato, grandandolo, stabilizzatore, filtri e ottiche prosumer ci sia gente che trovi accettabile video che manco gli MPEG a 144p e inferiori nei CD demo
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Millions of Russians saw this 'shooting incident in Kiev' on state television at the beginning of the war.📺🇷🇺

What? Where? When? Who? And what is this bizarre audio...? 🔊🤔

Investigate! 👇 1/…

#Verification 🎥
#GeoLocation 🌍
On Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Facebook and the Russian platforms Telegram and VKontakte, a disturbing 44-second video has been circulating since the end of February.

The short video was filmed from the window of a flat. 2/...
➡️ What do we see?

We see a man sitting in the street, and another man threatening him with a firearm 🟨, while a car approaches (1).

A third man with a firearm gets out of the car (2).

The man who was already standing there hits the victim with the butt of his gun (3). 3/..
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In this short 🧵 I'll share the 4⃣ interactive maps I use when I have to verify or geolocate something happening in #Ukraine. 1/6

#OSINT for #FactChecking #GeoLocation #Verification
This map from @Cen4infoRes only shows verfied content from social media. @BenDoBrown


➡️… 2/6
@Cen4infoRes @BenDoBrown This map from @Liveuamap is the best to monitor things which happened just minutes or hours ago.


➡️ 3/6
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#thread #Presidentielles #presidentielles2022 #factchecking
Quelqu'un sur Twitter a décidé de faire du trolling en faisant croire que Mélenchon aurait dit implicitement qu'il était non-binaire. Regardons comment on retrouve l'origine d'un hoax et comment on vérifie des propos Yann Barthes dans Quotidien: Texte image: nous avons parlé Photo de Mélenchon et texte qui va avec: "c'est vrai, Photo de Mélenchon et texte qui va avec: "Mais je ne l
Première chose à faire analyser les images et voir ce qu'on y voit. Ici une image de Quotidien et deux images de soi-disant Quotidien montrant "l'émission politique" de France 2. On peut analyser les logos celui de quotidien est celui d'entre sept 2017 et juin 2019  Logo utilisé lors de la saison 1 (du 12 septembre 2016 au
Quand on passe l'image de Yann Barthes dans Google Image, on ne retrouve que le fake. Les deux autres images donnent des résultats, et on remonte à une émission de France 2: "L'Emission politique" de décembre 2017…
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This awful picture is shared on social media with caption "a Russian girl tied up as a living shield by Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol". (I blurred the face.)

What happened? Let's investigate. 👇1/...

#Verification 📸
#GeoLocation 🌍
We take a screenshot of the photo and load it into the Russian search engine Yandex. 2/...
This brings us to a post from 21 March on Zen Yandex.

There we see the same photo 🟥 along with six other similar photos.

The Russian caption reads: "The year 2022. Europe. The usual Nazism in Lviv. Now to ethnicity. The photos feature members of the Roma diaspora." 3/...
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Ένα σύντομo🧶για τα βασικά αφηγήματα παραπληροφόρησης -ρωσικής προέλευσης- στον #UkraineWar -όπως διαμορφώνονται μετά από 20η #RussianInvasionOfUkraine & ποιούς επηρεάζουν σε #Greece & #Cyprus

#fakenews #hybridwar #DisinformationWar #factchecking
1. Παρουσίαση του Ζελένσκι & της #Ukraine ως ναζί/νεοναζί/φασιστών

👉στοχεύει σε όλο το φάσμα της ιδεολογικής κατανομής των πολιτών στοχεύοντας στην ιδεοληψία και την πολιτική αντιπαράθεση που μια τέτοια συζήτηση εγείρει στη Δύση

Επηρεάζει: οριζοντίως
2. Προσλήψεις του Ζελένσκι και του ουκρανικού στρατού ως "αδύναμων"

👉στοχεύει στην αποδόμηση του Προέδρου της #Ukraine ως "καραγκιόζη", "κωμικού", "έφυγε στη Πολωνία" & της υποβάθμισης της αντίστασης των Ουκρανών έναντι του > ρωσικού στρατού ως "καταστροφικής επιλογής"
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#Factchecking ❌Es #FALSA la versión de la activista conservadora Vanya Thais acerca de que el quechua tuvo una escritura gracias a la Real Academia Española (RAE).
#Factchecking No existe evidencia de que la RAE tuvo un rol en la escritura del quechua. Una revisión de fuentes históricas muestra que la gramática y el diccionario en quechua fueron publicados por primera vez por el Fray Domingo de Santo Tomás, en 1560.
#Factchecking La RAE fue fundada en Madrid en 1713. Es decir, 153 años después de que se publicaran los documentos escritos en quechua por el Fray Domingo (1560).
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Come si contrasta un folle che non teme di scagliare il pianeta in una guerra nucleare?
La mediazione con lui non serve, è chiaro anche agli scemi.
Ragionare non si può: è una #lucida #dissennata #follia #pianificata quella che osserviamo.
Lo si priva del sostegno, quindi, in ogni modo possibile.
Dal suo entourage ai finanziatori diretti fino alle realtà fiorite sul commercio internazionale, dal sostegno pubblico (#Putin si appresta a chiudere #Meta/ #Facebook in #Russia al quale chiedeva di
applicare il #factchecking -pensa te) alle cascata di effetti a catena che riguardano anche il famoso #swift (Francia e Germania sono adesso orientati verso il blocco, noi seguiremo a ruota come è giusto che sia).
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The Mystery Quote: a thread for archive, #SpanishCivilWar & #factchecking nerds. @gilestremlett, in his International Brigades, quotes Bowers, US Ambassador to Spain, on the Non-Intervention Committee: “the most cynical and lamentably dishonest group that history has known”. 1/14
Giles T refers to Beevor, "The Battle for Spain," where the quote is longer: "Each movement of the Non-Intervention Committee has been made to serve the cause of the rebellion…This Committee was the most cynical and lamentably dishonest group that history has known." 2/14
Beever cites Bowers' memoir, "My Mission to Spain" (though he misspells the title as "Mission in Spain") but doesn't give a page number. 3/14
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These pictures of a pool 🏊‍♂️ are shared all over the 🌏, this tweet with caption "mass stupidity" was shared 1.6K times.🤔

No #context is given.

What do we see? Let's find out! 👇👇👇 1/...

#Verification 📸
#GeoLocation 🌍
We don't find the original context with Reverse Image Search. 😢

But we do find these pictures shared with captions in 🇳🇱, 🇯🇵 and 🇬🇧. We see it on an internetforum about #QAnon and in 🇷🇺 and 🇵🇱 language.

The image is intriguing. 😲 People doubt if it's #real or #fake. 2/...
In the top right corner, however, we see the logo of the French TV channel TF1 and 'Le 13h' 🟨.

With this information and the French word for swimming pool ("piscine"), we google. 🔎 3/...
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😲116K people watched this video of a collapsed football player on #Twitter. ⚽️

No #context is given, so #rumours start.

What happened? Let's find out! 👇👇👇 1/...

#Verification 🎥
The video is also shared on #Facebook where people link it to "side effects" of #COVID19 #vaccines. 💉🤔

Could there be a link? 2/...
We take screenshots of the video and use them for Reverse Image Search with Google, Bing and TinEye, but no luck. 😢

#Yandex does give a result and leads us to a video on #YouTube 🟩! 3/...
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2021 s’achève bientôt… et c’est l’heure du bilan pour ma part...
Une année marquée par le travail pour @Observateurs @France24_fr et @InfoIntoxF24 dont je vais tenter de résumer les moments fort dans ce thread ⤵️
D’abord sur le volet #intox et lutte contre la désinformation dont j’ai l’honneur d’avoir la responsabilités pour @Observateurs via @InfoIntoxF24, nous avons rédigé 191 articles de #vérification, soit environ une quarantaine de + qu’en 2020…
L’année a été très dense en matière de #desinformation#Covid19, #ElectionsUS avec l’arrivée de #Biden, manifestations des fermiers en #Inde, mort de Idriss #Deby au #Tchad, arrivée des #Taliban en #Afghanistan et intox visant l’armée FR au #Mali ou pro-#Russie...
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