A Video Claiming to Show Ukrainian ‘Crisis Actors’ Is Fake

Posted on AllSides March 8th, 2022
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A viral video claims to show a newscast from Ukraine in which one of the supposedly deceased Ukrainians in a body bag in the background moves.

One posting of this video—which was shared by Robert O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL who purportedly killed Osama bin Laden and is now a COVID conspiracy theorist—was taken down by Twitter, but the video is still widespread on the platform.

The video is a combination of two separate newscasts; taking the video from a German news story about a climate change protest that included a “die in” with protestors putting on body bags, and audio from NBC coverage of...

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