This video exhibits a highway in China’s Guangdong province

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This video shows a road in China’s Guangdong province

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A video that exhibits autos travelling alongside a highway coated in giant potholes has been seen hundreds of occasions in a number of Fb and Twitter posts alongside a declare it was filmed in India. The declare is fake; the video really exhibits a highway in China’s Guangdong province.

The video was shared on Fb right here on July 29, 2020.

Screenshot of deceptive Fb publish

The video’s caption states: “Vehicle suspension testing machine installed successfully by BMC in MUMBAI…WHAT AN AMAZING TECHNOLOGY …”

BMC refers to Mumbai’s civic physique, which has been criticised for potholes on the roads and poor drainage system throughout monsoon season.

The 30-second video was additionally shared right here, right here, right here and right here on Fb; and right here, right here, right here and right here on Twitter alongside the same declare.

The declare, nonetheless, is fake.

A brand in Mandarin could be seen within the backside right-hand nook of the video. A key phrase search on Google discovered an extended model of the video was shared right here on Chinese language video-sharing web site Bilibili on June 12, 2020.

Beneath is a screenshot comparability of the video shared within the deceptive Fb publish (L) and the Bilibili video (R) with similarities highlighted in purple to point out the 2 video had been shot from the same spot:

Picture evaluating screenshot

The Bilibili video’s simplified Chinese language-language caption that states it exhibits a highway within the south-eastern Chinese language province of Guangdong.

The identical location could be seen right here on Baidu Maps.

That location within the video is Shijing Avenue within the metropolis of Guangzhou in Guangdong province. 

Beneath is a screenshot comparability of the video within the deceptive Fb publish (L) and the Shijing Avenue’s photograph discovered on Baidu Maps (R) with similarities highlighted in inexperienced:

Picture evaluating screenshot

 


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