A video of a mysterious tunnel / cave / mine has been circulating on Pakistani social media in light of allegations against an influential politician of having a private jail. The politician Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, who is a minister from the restive Balochistan province, is accused of abuse and assault of civilians.
Inorder to check the claim we analyzed keyframes and performed a reverse image search and found the video dates back to February 02, 2023 orignated from France.
Through the utilization of reverse imaging techniques, the location was determined to be Dover Castle in East Demi Bastion, France. This discovery was corroborated by the identification of an identical video of the location.
Our research confirmed that the the sharing of a video from France with an altered and erroneous context in Pakistan, represents a deliberate effort to propagate false and defamatory claims.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Unknown Individuals/General Public/Social Media based News Pages, TikTok users
|Video from France with an altered and erroneous context in Pakistan
|Social Media posts.
|The targeted audience of the post was general public. The disinformation was spread on TikTok mainly.
|The video appears to have a clear bias against the Balochistan Minister, with the intention of defaming them.