'Verified' Users on X Falsely Claim Video of Hospitalized Palestinian Man and Mother Is 'Fake'

Posted on AllSides November 14th, 2023
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On Nov. 12, 2023, multiple "verified" users on X with blue checkmarks next to their handles shared false captions that claimed a video of a hospitalized Palestinian man with a bandage on his head while his mother stood by his bedside was "fake," and that it showed "crisis actors" in "Pallywood," an apparent joke on the words Palestine and Hollywood.

More than 24 hours after the posts had been available, none of X's sometimes-contextual Community Notes were visible underneath the false claims.

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