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Fact-checkers face obstacles to bring news to Gazans during wartime

During the recent Israeli military attack on Gaza, misleading and fake news quickly spread, leading fact-checking platforms to work on debunking rumors and ensure fair access to information.
A Palestinian reads the "Filastin" (Palestine) daily newspaper while sitting along a street in Gaza City on Jan. 28, 2020.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian Observatory for Verification and Media Professionalism (Kashif) has recently intensified its monitoring of all media content related to the attacks on the Gaza Strip launched by Israel on May 10.

The observatory fact-checked all information and content of questionable authenticity that may have included excerpts taken out of context, unclear content or hate speech, among others.

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