Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show February 24, 2022, Bombardment in Ukraine

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show February 24, 2022, Bombardment in Ukraine Old Video

Does this video show Ukraine being bombarded on February 24, 2022? No, that's not true: The video appeared on TikTok as far back as January 29, 2022, with a caption suggesting it showed a lightning strike on a power plant.

The video appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) published by a Facebook page named The Rabbit Hole on February 24, 2022, under the title "Ukraine is getting bombarded 🐰🕳".

This is what the post looked like:

However this TikTok video from January 29, 2022 (archived here), shows the exact same footage. It's titled "удар молнии в электростанцию! 🔥⚡😳" which Google Translate says translates from Russian to English as "lightning strike at the power plant! 🔥⚡😳."

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удар молнии в электростанцию! 🔥⚡😳

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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