Old video falsely shared as alcohol distribution during farmers’ protest


Some Twitter and Facebook customers posted a video of a gaggle of males being served liquor in public. In the opening few seconds of the video, a person carrying a turban is noticed. The video has been shared with the textual content, “Farmers protests. Free liquor distribution”.

Twitter person Renuka Jain tweeted this video. It gained over 7,000 views. Jain has posted misinformation on a number of events up to now.

Similarly, Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association president Ashoke Pandit and BJP supporter Arun Pudur additionally posted the viral textual content that insinuated the video is from farmers’ protest.

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Hindutva supporter Chaudhry Dheren, who has 10,000 followers on Facebook, posted the video and wrote, “This is the reason why the farmers left home and gathered at Sindhu-Shambhu border”. This video was shared near 500 occasions.

Old video

Alt News discovered not less than two posts that point out the video dates again to not less than April 2020. (1 and 2)

According to YouTube channel Radar Pk, the video exhibits alcohol distribution during the COVID-19 lockdown.

During COVID-19 lockdown alcohol shops had been shut for 40 days. Last 12 months The Times of India reported that misery calls by alcoholics and drug addicts on nationwide helpline spiked by 200 p.c.

The Outlook uploaded a video in April 2020 of a Hyderabad-based man distributing free alcohol during the lockdown.

Thus a video that might be traced again to not less than April 2020 was shared with the false that it exhibits protestors of farm legal guidelines crowding round a automotive distributing free liquor.

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