Recently, a video has been circulating on social media platforms in Pakistan, alleging that the Islamabad Police forcefully removed female students from their hostels in the middle of the night. This incident reportedly occurred amidst clashes between student federations at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
Inorder to check the claim we analyzed keyframes and performed a reverse image search and found the video dates back to September, 2022.
Reverse image search revealed that the shared video dates back Sep, 2022 amid Baloch womens protesting for release of missing persons in Karachi. The video is not related to QAU Islamabad it is being shared with false context.
Based on subsequent investigations and expert analysis, it has been determined that the video circulating on social media alleging that the Islamabad Police forcefully removed female students from their hostels in the middle of the night amidst student federation clashes at Quaid-e-Azam University is not accurate. Through analysis of keyframes and a reverse image search, it has been found that the video dates back to September 2022 and is actually related to Baloch women protesting for the release of missing persons in Karachi.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Behavior||Sharing of a old video from Karachi with false context.|
|Content||Social Media posts.|
|Degree||The targeted audience of the post was general public. The disinformation was spread on Twitter mainly.|
|Effect||The circulation of false or misleading information on social media platforms can have a significant impact on the general public. In this particular case, the sharing of the video alleging the forceful removal of female students from their hostels in the middle of the night amidst student federation clashes at Quaid-e-Azam University could have caused fear and panic among students and their families. It may have also contributed to further tensions and unrest in the area.|