A Facebook post claims to show photos of Chama Musonda, a Zambian student diagnosed with lung cancer.
The caption to the photos published 29 June reads: “Chama Musonda is getting better and responding very well to cancer treatment.”
The photos were posted on a Facebook page with nearly 80,000 followers. Data from CrowdTangle, Facebook’s public insights tool, shows that the post has been shared in multiple public groups, prompting thousands of reactions and interactions.
But do these photos really illustrate Musonda’s recovery?
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