FIGHT THE FAKE
The short program prepared every
year by the Observers team, and the eponymous daily show in the Paris
Direct slot, present an example of fake news, expose the attempt to twist
information and explain how to spot distorted images. Fake is the name
of the tab on the France 24 Observers’ website that debunks fake news
around the world on a daily basis.
Thr short program prepared every day by
the Observers team and the eponymous daily show in the Paris Direct slot
present an example of fake news, expose the attempt to twist information,
and explain how to spot distorted images. “Fact or Fake” unmasks fake
news daily around the world on the France 24’s Observers website.
This news website run by France Médias Monde,
Deutsche Welle and ANSA, delivers reliable information to migrants about
their country of origin, transit and destination, and f ights the spread of fake
news, especially that of smugglers who put migrants’ lives at risk.
As an active member of the International Fact-Checking Network, France
Médias Monde takes part in large-scale initiatives such as CrossCheck
(implemented during the French Presidential elections), FactCheckEU
(implemented during the European elections), or more recently
#CoronaVirusFactsAlliance (a collaborative platform to f ight misinformation
related to Covid19-). These initiatives are usually undertaken in close
collaboration with companies such as Google and Facebook. In Africa,
France Médias Monde is associated with Vérifox through France 24’s
Observers. This project is led by CFI, the French media development
agency, to help journalists on the continent detect and f ight misinformation
better during elections.
France Médias Monde’s channels (France 24, RFI and Monte Carlo Doualiya) guarantee certif ied, honest
and balanced information, a f irst step in f ighting fake news such as rumours, propaganda, manipulation,