Recently, a video circulated on social media in Pakistan alleging that an Israeli police officer had reportedly strangled a Palestinian child to death during a protest outside the US embassy in Jerusalem.
Inorder to check the claim we analyzed keyframes and performed a reverse image search and found the video dates back to Dec 12, 2015.
Reverse image search revealed that the shared video is from Sweden according to sources child was detained by security for travelling without ticket, Investigation was carried out after video went viral on social media.
Based on subsequent investigations and expert analysis, it has been confirmed that the video in question dates back to December 12, 2015 and does not involve any Israeli police officer or Palestinian child. Instead.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Behavior||Sharing of a video from Sweden 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||In the case of the video claiming that an Israeli police officer had strangled a Palestinian child to death during a protest in Jerusalem, such misinformation could potentially lead to outrage, anger, and even violence among different communities. The circulation of such false information can also exacerbate tensions between nations and fuel the spread of prejudice and discrimination.|