Video of Cuban School Kids Twerking Falsely Claims It’s From India

The video was shot in Camaguey in Cuba and is as old as 2016.

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CLAIM

A video, claiming to be from India, shows several minor girls dressed in school uniform twerking with their schoolmates. It is being shared with a message blaming the black Americans in India for ‘polluting the mindset of children’.

The claim along with the video reads: “भारत में रह रहे किराये के काले अंग्रेज़ो...देखो तुम्हारे बच्चों को क्या बना दिया गया हे” | (This is what the black Americans are are doing to our children in schools)

Several social media users have shared the video on Facebook with the same claim.

The video is viral on Facebook.
The video is viral on Facebook.
(Photo: Facebook screenshot)

The Quint received a query on the claim made about the video on its WhatsApp helpline.

Video of Cuban School Kids Twerking Falsely Claims It’s From India
(Photo: WhatsApp screenshot)

TRUE OR FALSE?

The claim along with the video is false. The video is from Cuba and is as old as 2016.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

We did a frame-to-frame analysis using InVID, a video verification tool, and then reverse-searched each frame on Yandex. This led us to a website that suggested that the video is from Cuba.

Consequently, we searched on Google using keywords ‘Cuba video school children dancing’ and found an article published by Daily Mail on 13 April 2016. The article claimed that the video was shot in Camaguey in Cuba.

As per local media reports, the father of one of the boys seen in the video had uploaded the footage. The original video was later taken down, reported Daily Mail.

So, the claim that the video shows children in Indian schools is completely false.

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