Did an BFMTV broadcast in France show a caption that read "Interdiction porter un gilet jaune jusque'à novel ordre" ("It is forbidden to wear a yellow vest until further instructions")? No, that's not true: the image was faked by a Belgian satire website that often doctors BFMTV screenshots.
Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail so they may have thought it was a real screenshot:
But Le Journal Du Nord (nordpresse.be) is a satirical website that was set up to mock the (real) sudpresse.be (since renamed sudinfo.be), a Belgian media group. They were involved in a lawsuit with each other in 2017 which was eventually won by NordPresse. It is run by Vincent Flibustier who also offers media training about fake news on his website, he knows what he is talking about.
They have sort of a disclaimer in their header that reads:
Toute l'information vérifiée par nos analystes simiens
Translated: "all information verified by our monkey analysts".
We wrote about nordpresse.be before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:
- Fake News: Televison NOT Reporting 23 Dead, 300 Severely Wounded at 'Gilets Jaunes' Demonstration in Paris
- Fake News: No 12 (or 123) Dead At 'Gilets Jaunes' Protests in France
- Fake News: French Army Not Getting Ready to Stop Demonstration of Yellow Vests
- Fake News: Halloween Purge in France, NO 1600 Cars Burned, NO 320 Wounded, NO 23 Dead
- Fake News: Disgraced Macron Aide Alexandre Benalla NOT Neighbour Of Mamoudou Gassama
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