[FALSE] The “BJP Yuva Karyakarta Kicking Back Smoke Bòmb to Pavillion!” Video

The shared video is an occurrence happened in Indonesia, NOT India.




False context.



The “Guru Kotha” Page (https://facebook.com/GuruKotha4bjp, https://archive.md/LY5QQ), shared 20 times per screenshot was made.

https://archive.md/a5410 (backup archive).



“Salute to BJP Cadres in West Bengal! 🙏🙏🙏
It’s Like They are Fighting in Border with Armed Enemies! BJP Yuva Karyakarta Kicking Back Smoke Bòmb to Pavillion!”.



(1) First Draft News: “FALSE CONTEXT

When genuine content is shared with false contextual information”

* The SOURCE added false narrative to a video of an occurrence happened in Indonesia, which has caused a misleading conclusion by relating to India.

(2) An article and video by one of Indonesian media. Published on Oct 8 2020, predate the publication by the SOURCE on Oct 9 2020.

(3) Location verification,

* Google Street View, with similar point of view of video recording.

* Google Earth, the area of occurrence.

(4) Article and verification request from FactCrescendo, MAFINDO’s fact checker fellow from India: “To find the location of this place, Fact Crescendo contacted Aribovo Sasmito of Indonesian Fact Checking Company, Masiarakat Anti Fitnah Indonesia (Muffindo), by which we were informed about the location of this place. They sent us the location and related news of this place.”



(1) firstdraftnews.org: “Fake news. It’s complicated.” http://bit.ly/2qYG8Rs, http://archive.md/eSihu (backup archive).

(2) READ.ID: “Viral Video, “A Kick Hurts the Heart” during a Clash against Omnibus Law in Gorontalo” https://bit.ly/2Thyy33 / https://bit.ly/3m1NyON (backup archive).

(3) google.com/maps (Street View): “Jl. Ahmad A. Wahab Gorontalo” https://bit.ly/3j9ChK8.

(4) earth.google.com (Google Earth): “Tugu Perlimaan War memorial in Gorontalo” https://bit.ly/358FSmX.

(5) factcrescendo.com: “Video Of BJP Worker Kicking Tear Gas Cans In Bengal Is Fake.” https://bit.ly/3o2AI4A / https://bit.ly/2ThCrVH (backup archive).