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Fact Check: whole Truth behind the viral video of Zelensky’s desk with cocaine on it.

A video of Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky is circulating throughout social media. In the video,it is shown that Zelensky is in a conference video call with the new owner of twitter Elon Musk.

The video is spreading on the internet with the claim that, the white powder on the desk is actually cocaine.

The video is shared by many social media users under various captions.

https://www.facebook.com/100077903679147/posts/1032842444302215/

https://www.facebook.com/100078434028231/posts/1328037957704064/

Fact Check:

To know the authenticity of the viral video, we reverse searched the video and found the original video on its official Instagram account of Zelensky. In that video no white powder can be actually seen.

Zelensky instagram account

The video was also featured in the reports by Hindustan Times and The Guardian.

Conclusion:

The video clip was digitally morphed to include white powder on the desk.

Claim Review: the white powder on the desk is actually cocaine.

Claimed by: Social media users.

Fact Check: fake.

 

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