Airplane of Emiliano Sala, gendarmes aiming for "street medics" ... Attention to the intox of the week

A street medic and a "yellow vest" in Paris, February 2, 2019. – Francois Mori / AP / SIPA

You may have seen them on a Facebook wall of a friend or in your mailbox. Because intoxings are becoming more and more closely associated with news, the writing of 20 minutes help you
to sort the true from the false.

1. No, these pictures of a crashed plane do not show that of Emiliano Sala

Internet users and several foreign sites relayed photos of a crashed plane, wrongly presenting them as those of the apparatus in which the footballer Emiliano Sala was. The pictures show a plane belonging to a French flying club.

2. Was the waiter of a Parisian restaurant armed with a Flash-Ball during act 13 of the "yellow vests"?

A viral photo shows a restaurant waiter holding a flash-ball in his back. The first user to tweet the photo ensures 20 minutes it is not retouched. The restaurant in question confirms that they are members of its staff
but claims that they did not have a Flash Ball.

3. Wine and its slimming properties, back to an intox

Many articles argue that drinking wine before going to bed would help overweight people lose weight. 20 minutes you
explain in video why it's wrong.

4. Did gendarmes target street medics with tear gas in Metz?

A video shows street medics receiving a tear gas fire from the police while they treat a "yellow vest". 20 minutes
return to the events.

5. Is this quote from Victor Hugo on a "Fun Club" authentic?

"It was the rich who did this to the miserable. That's why no complaint possible. " An extract of The man who Laughs, a novel by Victor Hugo,
became viral two days after revelations about the "LOL League", many of whom are accused of cyberharming.

Bonus: Two fact-checks of our colleagues at the international level

Did Kurt Cobain predict and approve Donald Trump's presidency? This false quote circulates on Facebook in the United States. Politifact has decrypted it this week. Agence Science-Presse, a Canadian news agency,
explains why chocolate milk does not improve the recovery of athletes, despite well-established beliefs about it.

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