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Top 5 fake images debunked

Here is a roundup of the top 5 fake images we have debunked - and a reminder that you can't believe everything you see on the Internet.

1. Boko Haram 'burns 375 Christians'


https://africacheck.org/reports/boko-haram-massacre-image-fake/

2. Nkandla’s ‘mermaids’


https://africacheck.org/reports/nope-nkandlas-mermaids-are-actually-from-hollywood/

3. Christian prophet vs. Kruger lions


https://africacheck.org/reports/did-a-christian-prophet-challenge-lions-to-a-fight-in-the-kruger-national-park/

4. The Bangkok tyre that keeps on burning in SA


https://africacheck.org/spot_check/burning-tyre-pic-from-bangkok-not-mamelodi-south-africa/

5. Protesting students 'wearing' Puma shirts


https://africacheck.org/spot_check/puma-shirts-photoshopped-feesmustfall-image/



Additional reading



OPINION: When news images lie

Guide: How to spot fakes and hoaxes online

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