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Misleading old video is found to be from Colombia and not India

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An old video has got viral recently where some civilians are found showing knives to the army and threatening them. Many people have shared this video referring this video to be from India and tagging PM Modi and defence minister of India Rajnath Singh.

Ashwini Upadhyay (@AshwiniUpadhyay) posted this video on 10th Dec, 2021. “see the patience of the army” reads his tweet in English. His tweet got viral and received almost 3,500 likes and more than 1,200 retweets.

Fact Check:

After doing a fact check analysis on this video, we found out this video to be misleading. This footage is not from India but from Colombia. Noticias Caracol TV, a Colombian news outlet aired this news on Jan 5, 2018.

Noticias Caracol TV’s News

Later on this incident, former president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos tweeted raising his concern and condemning the incident happened.

Hence, we can clearly say that this footage is not from India but from Colombia and it is shared to spread misleading content in the society.

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Digital Forensics, Research and Analytics Centre (DFRAC) is a non-partisan and independent media organisation which focuses on fact-checking and identifying hate speech. With the popularisation of the internet came the challenge of information overload and often times, our feeds are overpopulated with conflicting, incendiary and false information which is increasingly becoming difficult to ignore and not believe in

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