Recently, a video has been circulating on social media platforms in Pakistan, alleging that Pakistan has declared war in Balochistan and is deploying heavy military weaponry to Bolan and neighboring areas. The video shows visuals of jet helicopters and gunships purportedly being used in the deployment.
Inorder to check the claim we analyzed keyframes and performed a reverse image search and found the video dates back to August 03, 2018 from Türkiye.
In conclusion, it has been determined that the video circulating on social media alleging that Pakistan has declared war in Balochistan and is deploying heavy military weaponry to Bolan and neighboring areas is not accurate. Through analysis of keyframes and a reverse image search, it has been found that the video dates back to August 3, 2018, and is actually from Türkiye.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Actor||Supporters of Sindhu Desh Rebel Group|
|Behavior||Sharing of a old video from Turkiye 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 that Pakistan has declared war in Balochistan and is deploying heavy military weaponry could have caused fear, anxiety, and panic among the people living in the affected areas, as well as those living elsewhere in the country. It may have also contributed to further tensions and unrest in the region. However, now that it has been determined that the video is not related to the current situation in Balochistan.|