False posts share old clip of Taiwan military drill as 'exercise in eastern China' after Pelosi's visit

Updated on 04/08/2022 at 12:03

Days before US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's historic visit to Taiwan, a video was viewed hundreds of thousands of times in online posts that claimed it shows a military exercise in eastern China. Although China did announce plans to stage military drills in waters around the self-ruled island in response to Pelosi's visit, the footage has been shared in a false context. It actually shows a Taiwanese military drill in November 2020.