A video showing a baby consoling an infant has gone viral on the internet, with people linking it to the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria that have claimed over 45,000 lives.
The claim: People sharing the video said that the children lost their parents, so the older child was pretending to breastfeed her brother to make him stop crying.
How did we find that out:
We conducted a keyword search for videos from Turkey and Syria and found a version of the video that had a TikTok watermark.
The video was uploaded on TikTok by a user called "anelya.495".
We looked for the user on TikTok and found the video, which was published on 26 November 2022, with a Russian caption that translated to ‘#children laughing.’
It is clear that the video has been on the internet before the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Conclusion: While the location and source of the original video are not known, it is clear that the video is not linked to the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
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