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Old Video Of Bulldozer Destroying Billboard of McDonald’s Resurfaced With False Claims: Fact-Check

‍An old video depicting a bulldozer demolished McDonald’s billboard has been circulated as a recent video, depicting Palestinian demonstrators tearing down the advertising boards of McDonald’s.

Verified accounts on twitter, including Shirin Khan (“@Shirinkhan0“) tweeted “Boycott this shit. #BoycottMcDonalds” and shared the video on Dec 29, 2023. The tweet has received an about 24.8k views on X.

Several other accounts, including Khalissee (“@Kahlissee“) also made the same claim that the video shows Palestinian supporters demolishing McDonald’s advertising boards. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

We looked into it and discovered that the same YouTube video was posted in October 2018—five years ago. This video is unrelated to the recent McDonald’s boycott campaign by Palestinian supporters.‍

The video was uploaded in Youtube on Oct 28, 2018.

Check out the full Video here:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating old videos with false claims to set their narrative over the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. An old video of a bulldozer destroying a McDonald’s billboard has been shared as a recent video and projected as Palestinian supporters demolishing the advertising boards. But, after proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that the same YouTube video was uploaded five years ago in October 2018. This video has nothing to do with the recent boycott campaign against McDonald’s by Palestinian supporters.

Conclusion:

Fact : We discovered the same YouTube video, uploaded 5 years ago in October 2018. This video is unrelated to Palestinian supporters’ recent boycott of McDonald’s.

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