Data from CrowdTangle, Facebook’s public insights tool, shows that the front page image has been shared hundreds of times, prompting thousands of reactions.
Africa Check has previously debunked a photoshopped version of a New Vision front page. Is this one real, or another fake? We checked.
‘Breakthrough treatment for Covid-19’
The headline is uncharacteristic of New Vision’s style, with the text squeezed and a bit smaller than the daily’s typical front page headline. And just above the main picture there’s a hint that the page was edited and the text inserted.
A search of the New Vision epaper portal found the real 17 September 2020 front page – with a different headline.
It reads: “MULAGO STARTS BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENT FOR COVID-19.” The paper has also posted the real front page for 17 September on its verified Facebook page. – Grace Gichuhi
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