Too strong to be true? You may have seen this photo from medical records touting the benefits of vaccination on social media. We see a child with a face and body eaten away by smallpox. He is not vaccinated and has contracted this dreadful disease. Beside him, another child, vaccinated, the skin intact of all buttons. As this viral cliché is shared, comments are raised: it is a fake, a photomontage, a crude lure. As if by chance, in the midst of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign! They try to influence us, to manipulate us.
Yet this photo is true. It was taken in 1910 by a British doctor, Alan Warner. But why did it engender so much mistrust and distrust? This is what we will see this week in OMF Oh My Fake with Clémence.
Be strong against fake news
OMF Oh My Fake sure Snapchat Discover is the program of 20 Minutes that makes you strong against fake news. Here, it is not a question of answering the question “Is it true or is it false?” »But to« Why did we believe it? », By analyzing the mechanisms that make fake news so attractive that even seasoned minds – like yours! – can succumb to it.
Coronavirus, health crisis, social movements, this period, OMF Oh My Fake is more than ever an antidote to rumors, as is our fact checking column “Fake Off”. And since season 2 of this program is particularly breathtaking and colorful, don’t hesitate to subscribe. You can do this directly by scanning this snapcode in the Snapchat app. And I promise, you won’t regret it.