Old Video of Military Aircraft Linked to Nancy Pelosi’s Recent Taiwan Visit

The video could be traced back to April 2021 on YouTube.

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Old Video of Military Aircraft Linked to Nancy Pelosi’s Recent Taiwan Visit
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A video showing military aircraft flying above warships is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows recent visuals of United States (US) Navy aircraft flying near Taiwan.

This comes amid the recent visit of the US House speaker Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan. There were also reports of the Chinese military firing multiple missiles around Taiwan.

However, the video has been on the internet since April 2021.



The video is being shared on social media with a claim about the US Navy flying warplanes near Taiwan.

The claim also suggested Pelosi to be the US President.

Indian film and television actor, Swapnil Joshi, also shared the video a claim saying that Pelosi's plane was being escorted by around 20 warplanes.

An archive of the post can be seen here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Similar claims can be found here and here.



We divided the video into multiple keyframes using a video verification tool, InVID, and ran a reverse image search on them.

This led us to the YouTube video uploaded by a channel named ‘Tinoud TV’ on 15 April 2021.

The title of the video suggested that the visuals were of ’US Navy war planes‘ from West Philippine Sea.

We noticed similarities between the viral video and the video from 2021.

The comparison shows the similarities between both the clips.

(Source: Altered by The Quint)

Moreover, Pelosi is the speaker of the US House of Representatives and not the US President, as claimed.

While we have not being able to independently verify where the video is from but the fact that it existed before Pelosi visited Taiwan is clear.

Evidently, an old video is being shared on social media with a false claim that US deployed navy warplanes near Taiwan.

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Edited By :Padmashree Pande
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