A video was widely shared on social media from India showing visuals of flood in Karachi, Pakistan. The caption reads as: “Terrible flood situation in Pakistan!! God have mercy.”
In order to verify the claim, we extracted keyframes performed a reverse image search of the shared video.
Reverse image search revealed that the video is from Japan tsunami in November 03, 2011.
False Context/ Misleading
Our factcheck confirmed that viral video is not a video of recent floods in Pakistan. Old video of the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was reshared with a false context to mislead people.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Actor||Independent social media accounts from India are involved in circulating disinformation.|
|Behavior||An old video from Japan when it was hit by tsunami was associated with recent floods in Pakistan.|
|Content||Social Media posts.|
|Degree||No synthetic means were used to make content viral. The content was mainly shared on Facebook.|
|Effect||The shared video is being circulated to mislead the general public about floods in Pakistan and create chaos.|