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Does This Video Show Cows At Adani Port Meant For Export? Here’s The Truth Behind Viral Video

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim
Video shows multiple trucks loaded with cows at Adani port for export.

Fact
Video from Iraq’s Umm Qasr port falsely shared as visuals from Adani port.

A video showing multiple trucks filled with cattle at a port is being widely shared on social media platforms. Those who shared the video claim that it showed cows meant for export through the Adani port – owned by Gautam Adani’s conglomerate. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. The video is actually from a port in Iraq, and does not show cows being exported through Adani port.

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Fact Check/Verification

On carefully analysing the viral video, we spotted men in long white robes – attire not commonly worn in India.

Cows at Adani port ?
Screengrab from viral video

Further, we spotted the logo of ‘Mercedes Benz’ on the trucks seen in the viral video. Notably, trucks by Mercedes Benz are not sold in the Indian markets. Daimler, a Mercedes Benz group company, sells trucks under the name ‘Bharat Benz.’ The logos of Bharat Benz and Mercedes Benz are different.

Screengrab from viral video
(L-R) Logo of BharatBenz and Mercedes Benz

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A reverse image search on the keyframes of the viral video led us to a Facebook post by user Hamed ELhagary, dated April 19, 2024. It carried the footage being widely shared to show cows being exported through Adani port.

Screengrab from Facebook post by user Hamed ELhagary

Another Facebook post by ‘Meat Market’ (translated from Arabic) carried the viral footage with the caption “Preparing For Eid-Al-Adha (translated from Arabic)”

We found a YouTube video by a channel called Al Mayadeen showing Iraq’s Umm Qasr Port. On comparing the visuals of the port shown in the YouTube video with the viral footage, we found several similarities between the two. The same can be seen below.

(L-R) Screengrab from viral video and image of Iraq’s Umm Qasr Port
(L-R) Screengrab from viral video and image of Iraq’s Umm Qasr Port

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Conclusion

We could thus conclude that a video showing trucks filled with cattle at a port in Iraq has been falsely shared to show cows being exported through Adani port.

Result: False

Sources
Facebook Post By Hamed ELhagary, Dated April 19, 2024
YouTube Video By Al Mayadeen Channel, Dated January 12, 2023


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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