Fact-Checking

CORRECTIV.Faktencheck is an independent team within CORRECTIV focussing on fact-checking and investigations into mis- and disinformation since 2017. It is a signatory of the Code of Principles by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

Reports of sexual violence in the war: Why the Ukrainian parliament dismissed Human Rights Chief Denisova
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Reports of sexual violence in the war: Why the Ukrainian parliament dismissed Human Rights Chief Denisova

The Ukrainian parliament dismissed Human Rights Chief Lyudmila Denisova amid claims that she spoke unethically about rape and sexual violence committed by Russian soldiers against Ukrainian civilians. Some German-language websites accuse her of inventing cases all together. What truth is there to these accusations?
Fake news of the week: War in Ukraine
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Fake news of the week: War in Ukraine

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, German social media has been flooded with misinformation and images shared out of context.
Fake news of the week: BioNTech’s political meddling
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Fake news of the week: BioNTech’s political meddling

Did Uğur Şahin, CEO of BioNTech, threaten to suspend all political donations?
Fake news of the week: The refugee train
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Fake news of the week: The refugee train

Half-empty beer bottles, rubbish on the floor, graffiti… but who vandalised this train?
Fake news of the week: Russian sanctions
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Fake news of the week: Russian sanctions

Last week, Twitter users claimed their accounts were being closed due to Russian sanctions – what was really going on?
Fake news of the week: A DDR flag at the Winter Olympics
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Fake news of the week: A DDR flag at the Winter Olympics

This week, misinformation spread online about an East German flag at the Winter Olympics.
Fake News of the Week: Two million march in Ottawa
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Fake News of the Week: Two million march in Ottawa

This week, misinformation spread online claiming to show two million people in the streets
Fake news of the week: Do the Greens want Sharia law?
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Fake news of the week: Do the Greens want Sharia law?

Online misinformation targeted Green co-leader Omid Nouripour