With misinformation spreading faster than the coronavirus pandemic, some are going bananas.
Maria Beltran, a recipient of DW's Freedom of Speech Award, was detained in April for a satirical Facebook post. Activists say her arrest was proof that the Philippine government wants to hide facts about COVID-19.
Muslims in India are reportedly facing a surge in threats and fake news targeting them, after a religious meeting in March was identified as the source of a major infection cluster. Indian authorities deny these reports.
Conspiracy theories are coming in hard and fast during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of them even sound plausible. So it's important to know: what makes a conspiracy theory? And why are they so popular?
The coronavirus lockdown in Nigeria has let the genie out of the bottle, writer Richard Ali says. The ensuing rise in ethnic populism in the digital space has to be confronted by journalists and artists alike.
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