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Auxiliary Bishop Angsar Puff has apologized to journalists over a contentious video message. He pivoted from discussing fake news, Trump and Goebbels, to insinuating unfair media coverage on Catholic bishops.
Facebook and Twitter have suspended Donald Trump's accounts. This is a remarkable action from companies scrambling to get themselves off the hook. We can't let them, says DW's Editor-in-Chief Manuela Kasper-Claridge.
The outgoing US president has been "indefinitely" banned from Facebook and is temporarily banned from tweeting to his over 88 million followers after a night of violence in Washington.
No sooner had the news of a vaccine breakthrough made the headlines, misinformation about forced vaccinations, DNA alterations, and fake scientist Twitter accounts made the rounds. DW Fact Check examines the claims.
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