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AFP’s fact-check service debunks misinformation spread online. Here is a selection from around the world published on our blog this week: 1. Amazon forest fires This week saw an outpouring of social media posts decrying forest fires in the Amazon rainforest, many of them under the hashtag #PrayforAmazonas. But some of the most viral posts […]




Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely to be met with apprehension, or a polite silence. It has become what one Chinese student calls the “dreaded question”. Hong Kong’s unrest is a nine-hour flight away, but it has been impossible to avoid […]




Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely to be met with apprehension, or a polite silence. It has become what one Chinese student calls the “dreaded question”. Hong Kong’s unrest is a nine-hour flight away, but it has been impossible to avoid […]




Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely to be met with apprehension, or a polite silence. It has become what one Chinese student calls the “dreaded question”. Hong Kong’s unrest is a nine-hour flight away, but it has been impossible to avoid […]




Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely to be met with apprehension, or a polite silence. It has become what one Chinese student calls the “dreaded question”. Hong Kong’s unrest is a nine-hour flight away, but it has been impossible to avoid […]




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