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A video is getting viral on social media sites regarding the French President Emmanuel Macron’s getting slapped. Social media users are claiming that president of France Emmanuel Macron gets slapped again by the public.

By sharing this video a user named @Elysius Thor captioned: “ Breaking: Macron gets another slapping from a member of the public.”

elysius

Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, many other users are sharing a similar claim-

mac 2

Source: Twitter

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Source: Twitter

Fact Check:

To analyze the reality of the viral claim the team of DFRAC did a reverse image search on google and found that the official youtube of BFMTV covered this news which was uploaded on 8 June 2021. The headline of the video is: “ Emmanuel Macron slapped: a BFMTV witness filmed the scene” ( English Translation).

bfmtv

Source: YouTube

Meanwhile, the official YouTube channel of NBC News has also covered this news which was uploaded on 11 June 2021. The heading stated- “ French president Macron gets slapped in the face during Meet and Greet.”

nbc

Source: YouTube

At the same time, the official account of Qatar Day also posted this video on Facebook on 8 June 2021.

qatar day

Source: Facebook

Conclusion:

It is clear from the Fact check of  DFRAC that the viral video of  French President Emmanuel Macron getting slapped is 1 year old. Therefore, the claim made by social media users is Misleading.

Claimed Reviewed: French President Macron gets slapped by a member of the public in 2022.

Claimed By: Social Media Users

Fact Check: Fake

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