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).

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
Fake news of the week: The anti-vax helicopter pilot
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Fake news of the week: The anti-vax helicopter pilot

Did this heroic rescue helicopter pilot take a principled stand against vaccination? (he didn’t)