Corrections

If we make a factual error we will correct it and note it on the original item. This will be clearly marked as "CORRECTION" at the bottom of the article, with the date of the modification and an explanation.

If the mistake is significant we will take down a story and leave an explanation.

Here is a list of corrections made:

October 30, 2018: We corrected the date of this crash.

January, 25, 2019: This fact-check was rewritten to change the focus to the numerous locations 
where it was falsely claimed the original photo was taken.

February 18, 2019: We edited this fact-check to clarify that while Nigeria's presidential elections 
were delayed until February 23, 2019, the governorship and state assembly elections were 
rescheduled for March 9, 2019.

Feburary 26, 2019: We corrected a date in the ninth paragraph of this fact-check.

March 7, 2019: We unpublished a fact-check from March 7, 2019 headlined: "No, these photos do 
not show recent military activity on the India-Pakistan border" because the posts being 
investigated did not explicitly state that the images were from the recent military activity. 
The photos in the posts were run underneath a caption stating the war 
was continuing, but the caption did not link them directly. 

March 11, 2019: The first paragraph of this article was corrected to say that the
Boeing plane which crashed in Ethiopia was a 737 MAX 8 plane.

March 12, 2019: This article was corrected to replace the term Arctic ice shelf with the 
scientifically correct term, Arctic sea ice, throughout. 

March 26, 2019: This post was removed as it did not meet AFP editorial standards on the selection
and treatment of material to fact-check.

May 13, 2019: The fifth-to-last paragraph in this article was updated to correct a date and typo.

June 6, 2019: Corrects name of ICC spokesman in this article to Fadi El Abdallah, not Abdallahi

June 20, 2019: Corrects the spelling of a name in this article from Liu to Lui 

July 7, 2019: The headline of this article was changed.

July 7, 2019: The headline of this article has been changed to reflect the fact that some online 
users do associate with the MAP flag. Quotes from a self-identified MAP were added. 

November 4, 2019: This article was updated to change Alberta to British 
Columbia in the first and eighth paragraphs and to add a link to the tenth paragraph.

December 3, 2019:  This post was updated to correct the timeline and government
responsible for the reintroduction of Australia's offshore processing program.

December 6, 2019: This post was corrected to change Can$56,000 to
Can$59,517 throughout. 

December 20, 2019: The second paragraph of this article was corrected to state that Calgary 
is the largest city in the province of Alberta.

January 17, 2020: AFP updated this report to reflect that the photo 
was shared as satire. The misleading post was shared by a Facebook page which 
identifies as a "comedian". Whilst the page did not identify the specific post as 
satire, AFP accepts most Facebook users appeared to understand it was not 
intended seriously.

January 21, 2020: AFP corrected the final paragraph in this post to remove an erroneous claim
that the US chief justice was part of the Department of Justice. We also clarified the 
chief justice's role in the impeachment trial.

February 4, 2020: AFP corrected the post to clarify US President Donald Trump announced plans
to restrict immigration for certain countries in January this year and not in 2019.

February 4, 2020: AFP corrected the post to clarify the difference between novel coronavirus 
infections and confirmed cases, adding comment from two experts. We have also updated the 
article to include the latest outbreak figures as of February 4, 2020. 

February 28, 2020: AFP corrected this post to remove references to the date format of tweets, 
which differs based on the platform used. 

March 5, 2020: AFP corrected this post's headline so that it referred to one image, not multiple 
images.

March 26, 2020: AFP corrected the name of Kenyan blogger Robert Alai in this post.

March 30, 2020: AFP updated this article to clarify that Pakkin Leung filmed the original footage.

April 29, 2020: AFP updated this article to clarify that the video shows a pool at an apartment 
block in India, not a hotel. 

May 1, 2020: This article was corrected to fix the spelling of Brandon Brown's name in paragraph 10.

May 3, 2020: This article was updated to correct the date in paragraph six from ​August 11, 2020 to 
August 11, 2019.

May 18, 2020: This article was updated on May 18 to correct the name of WHO Thailand's 
representative to Dr. Richard Brown.  

August 5, 2020: This article was corrected to state in paragraph 11 that Zurich is the largest city in 
Switzerland, not its capital.

September 14, 2020:  The sixth paragraph in this article was corrected to read "the incident involving Blake was the latest US police shooting of a black man" sted "Blake's shooting was the latest US police killing of a black man."

September 24, 2020: This story was updated on September 24 to clarify that the misleading Burmese-language posts used a pejorative term specifically for Rohingya people, rather than all Bangladeshi nationals.

September 28, 2020: This story was corrected to say that Netflix withdrew a promotional photo for the film 'Cuties'; a previous version of the story incorrectly said Netflix had withdrawn the film itself.  

October 16, 2020: This article was updated to correct the party affiliation of Paul Martin in paragraph five.

November 18, 2020: This article's first paragraph was updated on November 18, 2020 to reflect the fact that the video was shared not hundreds but thousands of times on Facebook, as described later in the article.