Live Press Conference: Belgian Prime Minister

  • by: Maarten Schenk

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Updates:

  • 2016-03-22T10:54:26Z 2016-03-22T10:54:26Z
    No information if the attacks are connected to the capture of Paris attack terrorist Saleh Abdeslam.
  • 2016-03-22T10:51:03Z 2016-03-22T10:51:03Z
    Camera images are being analyzed.
  • 2016-03-22T10:50:19Z 2016-03-22T10:50:19Z
    Scattered luggage in the departure hall had to be searched for extra explosives/bombs, made the initial rescue efforts slow.
  • 2016-03-22T10:49:20Z 2016-03-22T10:49:20Z
    Investigation has started to track down the perpetrators, but no further info can be given about this at this point.
  • 2016-03-22T10:48:06Z 2016-03-22T10:48:06Z
    Two explosions in Zaventem airport departure hall. One probably caused by suicide bomber. Later on another exposion at Maalbeek metro station.
  • 2016-03-22T10:47:17Z 2016-03-22T10:47:17Z
    Number 1771 is open for information about victims etc.
  • 2016-03-22T10:46:41Z 2016-03-22T10:46:41Z
    Please remain calm and stand in solidarity in these trying circumstances.
  • 2016-03-22T10:45:57Z 2016-03-22T10:45:57Z
    Terror threat level raised to four: restrictions on public transport, extra military security of sensitive places.
  • 2016-03-22T10:45:22Z 2016-03-22T10:45:22Z
    We feared an additional terrorist attack, and it happened. Terrorists have committed murder. Many dead, wounded.
  • 2016-03-22T10:44:18Z 2016-03-22T10:44:18Z
    Extra security measures, border closed, public transport shut down.
  • 2016-03-22T10:43:40Z 2016-03-22T10:43:40Z
    Two attacks, on metro and airport.
  • 2016-03-22T10:42:06Z 2016-03-22T10:42:06Z
    Thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families...

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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