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FACTCHECK: Turkey Earthquake and related misinformation

Monday morning a sad news came from #Turkey where three big #earthquake –of 7.8,7.6,6.0 magnitude hit Turkey and neighbor #Syria in which more than 2600+ killed, search & rescue operations are still going on. Misinformation is being circulated on #TurkeyEarthquake

Case-1 A user shared CCTV footage with the claim that it is about the recent earthquake in Turkey. Upon research we found same video which was tweeted in 2020. Twitter also sensored the video.

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Case-2 A user shared two year old video from Florida and claiming to be from recent Turkey earthquake.

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Case-3 A user shared video from India where Noida Supertech twin towers were demolished with the help of explosives in 2022. The user shared video with the claim that it is from Syria which is totally false.

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Case-4 User shared 7 years old video from Japan and claimed to be from earthquake in Turkey.

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Case-5 People shared old video from İzmir earthquake 2020 and claimed to be from recent earthquake.

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Case-6 A user shared old video from Düzce 2022 and claimed to be from recent earthquake.

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Case-7 A user shared an image in which a dog can be seen trying to rescue his/her owner, the image being circulated with the claim that it is from recent earthquake in Turkey, but fact is that this is an old image from 2020.

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INTENT: Many user spreading old video from different incidents and claiming to be from recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Such people are just trying to create panic among people and sadly using a sad natural disaster as a click bait .#PrayForTurkey#PrayforSyria

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