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Citoyenneté & Mondes Virtuels: Fake News

There have been numerous hoaxes claiming Queen Elizabeth is dead. (3:21 – 4:30)

répandre / diffuser = to spread

un faux compte = a fake account

s’avérer être (une erreur) = to prove to be (a error)

attraper une maladie = to get / contract a disease / illness / sickness

la santé = the health

mourir = to pass away

une censure des médias = media blackout

On affirma qu’elle …… = She was claimed to …

prétendre / affirmer = to sate / to claim

BBC News: TV kidney competition was a hoax

Read the following article and answer the questions: When / What / Who / Why? / positive and negative reactions

True or Fake?