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AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here are some of our recent fact-checks: 1. Pakistan civil war claims After Pakistani media reported on a dispute between police and the army over the arrest of an opposition politician, scores of Facebook and Twitter posts claimed Pakistan was on the brink of civil war. The posts […]




AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here are some of our recent fact-checks: 1. Pakistan civil war claims After Pakistani media reported on a dispute between police and the army over the arrest of an opposition politician, scores of Facebook and Twitter posts claimed Pakistan was on the brink of civil war. The posts […]




China tightened the rules on a number of US media outlets on Monday, in a move it said was “necessary and reciprocal” after Chinese journalists in America were hit with restrictions last week. The world’s two largest economies, sparring over issues from trade and technology to human rights, have restricted visas for each other’s reporters, […]




China tightened the rules on a number of US media outlets on Monday, in a move it said was “necessary and reciprocal” after Chinese journalists in America were hit with restrictions last week. The world’s two largest economies, sparring over issues from trade and technology to human rights, have restricted visas for each other’s reporters, […]




China tightened the rules on a number of US media outlets on Monday, in a move it said was “necessary and reciprocal” after Chinese journalists in America were hit with restrictions last week. The world’s two largest economies, sparring over issues from trade and technology to human rights, have restricted visas for each other’s reporters, […]




Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.