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Fact-Check: Animated Video Falsely Linked to Recent Iran-Israel Conflict

This video was uploaded in 2021, and shows a compilation of animated clips.

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A short clip of several red flares being fired in the sky is being shared as Iran's recent attack on Israel.

This video was uploaded in 2021, and shows a compilation of animated clips.

An archive of the post can be found here

(Source: X/Screenshot) 

This post recorded 22.4 million views at the time of writing this story. (Archives of similar claims can be found here and here.)

Is this true?: No, the claim is false.

  • The video was first uploaded in 2021 and is an animation to 'depict' the second World War. It is not related to the ongoing aggressions between Iran and Israel.

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How did we find out?: We broke down the video into multiple keyframes using InVID WeVerify Google Chrome extension and ran a Google reverse image search on them.

  • The reverse image search results led us to a video similar to the viral clip, uploaded by one Borisao Blois in 2021.

  • We compared both clips and found similarities.

This video was uploaded in 2021, and shows a compilation of animated clips.

Here is a comparison between two frames of both the clips. 

(Source: Altered by The Quint) 

  • The YouTube video was uploaded with the title, "Do you want to know how it felt to be in the Second World War? This is for you"

  • In its description, the channel noted that it was a 'tiny compilation' of their animations belonging to the Second World War.

This video was uploaded in 2021, and shows a compilation of animated clips.

Here is a closer look of the description section of the video. 

The page has been translated from Spanish to English.

(Source: YouTube/Screenshot) 

  • We checked the creator's YouTube profile which noted that the person was interested in making stories with the 'weapon of animation.'

  • We have contacted the creator for more details, and the story will be updated once we receive a response.

Conclusion: The video is being falsely linked to the ongoing tensions between Iran and Israel.

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