A video circulating on social media claims that people chanted “Jiye Bhutto” slogan as Bilawal Bhutto entered the Holy Mosque, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. This video has been shared by multiple users, who are debating that such slogans and chanting are a source of disrespect towards thet the Holy Mosque and are thus unacceptable.
A local news website also reported the incident.
In order to verify the claim, we extracted key frames of the viral video using AI assisted tools.
Reverse image of a key frame found same video shared by PPP Senator Rubina Khalid with a different sound track which claimed that the shared video is doctored.
In order to detect doctored video, we compared the extracted Metadata from both the videos.
We extracted a wave graph of original video and found sound wave from the starting to the end of video.
We extracted a wave graph of doctored video and found that the starting part of the video has no sound, doctored audio is applied when the person moved his camera towards Bilawal Bhutto.
Through forensic analysis we have confirmed that the video circulating on social media with slogans is doctored and fake. The fake video aims to create propaganda against PPP representative Bilalwal Bhutto by showing that he has encouraged his supporters who have disrespected the holy mosque.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Actor||Verified twitter account and news outlet are involved in disseminating fake and misleading content about political party; Pakistan people’s party.|
|Behavior||Doctored and edited videos with fake voiceover are posted are posted and circulated widely on Facebook and Twitter.|
|Content||Social Media posts, doctored videos with misleading captions.|
|Degree||Doctored videos are causing heated debates among rival political party supporters.|
|Effect||It is a part of blame game played by government and opposition parties to bring the rivals down. Doctored videos that go viral on social media cause heated arguments among party supporters.|