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Old Video: NOT An Aerial View Of 2019 Anti-Trump Protests In London

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 05 Jun 2019 11:41:12 Z)

Does a BBC video being shared on social media show an aerial view of anti-Trump protests in London during his 2019 state visit? No, that's not true: the video is actually from 2018 (but it does show protesters demonstrating against Trump's visit that year).

An example of the video can be seen in a post (archived here) from a page named "Una Voz Unida Texas" where it was published on June 4, 2019 with a caption that read:

AERIAL VIEW OF TODAY'S ANTI-TRUMP PROTEST LONDON. THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS MARCH DOWN THE STREETS OF LONDON AGAINST TRUMP'S POLICIES & RECENT VISIT. I'M GUESSING THIS WASN'T THE PARADE TRUMP WAS HOPING FOR LOL

Screenshot of https://www.facebook.com/unavozunida/videos/443363429842513/

The same video was uploaded to YouTube by the BBC on July 13, 2018:

However that didn't stop this tweet from going viral which also claimed the video was from 2019:

This isn't the first Trump protest video from 2018 being spread around on social media as if it happened during Trump's 2019 visit to the U.K., only yesterday did we report about a similar video of a pro-Trump protest:

Old Video: Crowd in the UK Chants "We Love Trump" | Lead Stories

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below. Is there a video of a crowd in the UK chanting "We Love Trump" during President Trump's current state visit and is the media ignoring it? No, that's not true: the video is from a demonstration in 2018 (when Trump also visited the UK) and has nothing to do with Trump's current visit.

When posting, liking or sharing video of current events on social media, always check the source and the date!

About the author:

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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