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Digitally Altered Interview Video Of Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Circulated With False Claims: Fact-Check 

Greta Thunberg, a climate activist, has been included in a digitally altered interview video where she discusses sustainable tanks, biodegradable missiles, vegan grenades, and her book Vegan Wars. The video is shared as authentic.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @arifaajakia tweeted “What does she wants to explain? This mega production of leftist Echo System,@GretaThunberg … shouldn’t she be in schools for few more years? She just memorises the speech, given by her bosses” on March 7, 2024. The tweet has received an about 28.9k views on X.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

Although it is made obvious in the video, the person neglected to note that it is satire when they shared it. She discussed her ideas on how to address climate anxiety in the original interview, which the BBC posted to YouTube in November 2022. This is a satirical video created by AI, therefore it has nothing to do with reality. The claim that Greta Thunberg discusses about sustainable tanks, biodegradable missiles, vegan grenades, and her book Vegan Wars in the interview, which is being shared as a real video is not true at all.

The video was uploaded in Youtube on Nov 1, 2022.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating digitally altered videos of Greta Thunberg to target her, but ironically broadcasted her own ignorance. A digitally altered interview video of climate activist Greta Thunberg has been shared in which she can be heard saying words like sustainable tanks, biodegradable missiles,vegan grenades & her book named Vegan Wars has been shared as a real video. While sharing the video, the person did not say that it was a satire, which is clearly stated in the video. The BBC posted the original interview footage to YouTube in November 2022, in which she stated her thoughts on how to combat climate concern. This is an AI-generated satirical video, therefore there is no connection to reality.

Conclusion:

Fact : While sharing the video, the user skipped mentioning this is a satire as it is clearly mentioned in the video. The original interview video was uploaded by BBC on YouTube in November 2022, in which she expressed her views on how to tackle climate anxiety. It has nothing to do with reality, as this is an AI-generated satire video.

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