In April, with the global battle to contain the spread of Covid-19 in full swing, CAMERA elicited a record 27 corrections in a variety of news outlets: from major media including The New York Times, Associated Press and NBC, to non-Western and alternative news sources.
Ran Saar, CEO of the Maccabi HMO, is the putative source for the widely reported figure that 75,000 residents of the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak are likely infected with coronavirus. Media outlets ignore that Maccabi officials cited a miscalculation, and said the actual figure is just 10 percent of that. The executive director said Maccabi has "no idea" how many are infected.
CAMERA prompts correction of multiple AFP photo captions which had erroneously referred to the Western Wall as "Judaism's holiest site." In fact, the Temple Mount is Judaism's most sacred site, which is why AFP usually does refer to the wall as "the holiest site where Jews can pray."
CAMERA prompts correction of an Agence France Presse article which erroneously reported that a Knesset committee "rejected" the government's plan to track Coronavirus patients and locate those with whom they've come into contact. The committee did not rule, as it did not have enough time to debate the measures.
AFP demonstrates poor working knowledge of Judaism coupled with shoddy editing, erroneously reporting that Israel's ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, a measure to combat the coronavirus pandemic, makes it impossible for the Jewish prayer quorum, or "miyan," as the leading news called it, to convene.
UPDATED: AFP amends multiple captions which had stated as fact that the Israeli army fired live ammunition during a clash in Nablus despite the fact that Palestinian witnesses and the Israeli military agree that only rubber bullets and tear gas were used.
UPDATED: AFP corrects after an article about the demolition of the homes of the Palestinians indicted for the deadly bombing which killed 16-year-old Rina Shnerb falsely reported that the suspects had not been charged.
Agence France Presse has failed to substantiate the questionable claim that most Israelis support annexation of the Jordan Valley. Extensive searches did not turn up results to support the assertion.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday displayed egregiously misleading propaganda maps showing the allegedly diminishing lands of "historic Palestine" and giving an inaccurate picture of the Trump proposal. AFP captions treat Abbas' maps at face value, providing no context about the gross falsehoods.
An AFP photographer captured images of Fatah supporters in Bethlehem carrying a huge sign glorifying Dallal al-Mughrabi, but the news agency's captions whitewash the arch-terrorist who slaughtered dozens of unarmed men, women and children in the bloodiest terror attack against Israeli civilians.