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Fact check

Viral fake news on social media, false claims on COVID-19 or disinformation on elections — DW's fact check team debunks, explains and uses in-depth research techniques to separate fact from fiction.

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Team DW Fact check

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How to spot fake content online

How can you recognize and verify fake news when you see them online? Here are some tips from the DW fact check team.