Footage of SpaceX rocket launch falsely linked to Turkey earthquake conspiracy theories

Published on 10/03/2023 at 09:58

Footage of a SpaceX rocket launch in 2018 is circulating in social media posts falsely claiming it shows a strange object spotted in the sky shortly before a devastating earthquake hit Turkey and Syria in February 2023. Some posts linked the video to baseless conspiracy theories linking the disaster to a US research programme called HAARP.