A woman called Karolin has built a tool to help separate the 'migrant myths' from the facts. Currently, it covers Germany, where she lives.
The resource allows people to look at false information fed to/by media outlets of migrants. As the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper highlights, sometimes these stories go viral on social media. They're usually out of context, or indeed entirely untrue.
(Picture: Screenshot via Hoxmap.org)
Using the map, people can find these tales of migrants and follow the trail to the original. They can then trace to them a subsequent debunking that reveals the facts.
Two examples of 'migrant myths' include one story purporting that foreigners had been killing swans, and another about an alleged rape of a young girl. Both were widely covered, both believed by many, and both weren't correct in any way.
Karolin hopes her digital archive helps to paint a clearer and fairer picture of the migrant crisis in Germany. Karolin wants the facts to speak.
Hoax Map began on February 8 and you can follow updates on Twitter. This is translated from German...