Videos circulate on social media falsely claiming that snow in the US state of Texas is ‘fake’

Published on 03/03/2021 at 10:45

Multiple videos have circulated on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok alongside claims that they show "fake snow" in the US state of Texas that blackens and does not melt when near a flame. The claim is false: scientists say that snowballs first absorb water when heated before eventually melting and that the appearance of soot on snow that is heated with fire is natural.