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Several people appear in court in France this Wednesday in connection with attacks carried out on Roma people. After rumours spread online that Roma people were kidnapping children, gangs carried out attacks on members of the Roma community in suburbs north of Paris. Nineteen people were arrested. Claire Pryde talks to Editor-in-chief Derek Thomson about how these images are spread on social media.

Circulation of fake rumours about Roma kidnapping explained

Several people appear in court in France this Wednesday in connection with attacks carried out on Roma people. After rumours spread online that Roma people were kidnapping children, gangs carried out attacks on members of the Roma community in suburbs north of Paris. Nineteen people were arrested. Claire Pryde talks to Editor-in-chief Derek Thomson about how these images are spread on social media.

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