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False facts - war of opinions

Lies make history

From the "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" to ex-US President Bill Clinton's affair with Monika Lewinsky: lies have shaped history. DW examines the falsehoods that changed the world.

Fake news is not a new phenomenon: lies have always been effective means for political ends. We looked back at the biggest falsehoods of the last century and a half.

Infographic showing a chronology of fake news shaping history