Viral video misleads with claim that the Philippines won a case filed against China in 2021

Published on 04/05/2021 at 09:00

A video viewed more than a million times on Facebook and YouTube claims to share “breaking news” about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte winning a case against Beijing over the South China Sea in April 2021. But the claim is misleading: the video shows years-old news footage about maritime tensions between Manila and Beijing; no cases against China were filed or won in April 2021, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs told AFP.