Several images of people covering their left eye have been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook that claim they were showing solidarity with a Palestinian journalist who was blinded in one eye in the West Bank in November 2019. The post also includes a composite image of two photos of two journalists with eye injuries. The claim is misleading as some of the photos have been used in the wrong context; one photo collage of professional football players has been doctored to include eye patches; a photo in one composite image shows a different Palestinian journalist who suffered an eye injury in a separate incident.
A video viewed 17,000 times claims to show Kurdish fighters shooting and destroying Turkish tanks in the northern Syrian city of Afrin. However, the images actually show a spectacular gun show that takes place biannually in the US state of Kentucky.
A video shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter claims to show Muslims attacking police in Copenhagen. Although there was rioting in the Danish capital on April 15, 2019, the footage is actually from Algeria.
A video purporting to show a huge jet of water shooting miraculously down from the sky in Togo has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook. In fact, it shows a high-pressure jet of water bursting from a borehole that was drilled to create a new well in Vietnam in 2015. The water’s going up, not down -- and it wasn’t in Togo.
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