Fanning the flames: When attempts to call out misinformation backfire

As news of the Notre-Dame fire broke, news agencies began to stream live coverage of the burning of the iconic Parisian cathedral on YouTube.

Widely disseminated screenshots showed news agency France 24's live streaming on YouTube - accompanied by a text box containing information on the Sept 11 attacks from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2019, with the headline 'Fanning the flames: When attempts to call out misinformation backfire'. Print Edition | Subscribe