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Old Video Of Tree Swaying Fiercely Falsely Linked To Cyclone Biparjoy

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

A tree swaying fiercely under the impact of Cyclone Biparjoy.

Cyclone Biparjoy
Screengrab from tweet by @NiteshRele

Archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

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Fact

A Google lens search on the keyframes of the viral video led us to a tweet by @anish_kohli, dated August 6, 2020. It carried a slightly longer version of the footage that has been linked to Cyclone Biparjoy. 

Other posts from August 2020 carrying varied versions of the clip can be seen here and here

A report by Mumbai Mirror, dated August 6, 2020, also carried the longer version of the footage, stating, “In a visual which shows the impact of the strong winds in Mumbai, a coconut tree was seen swaying dangerously on Wednesday. With the incessant rains crippling all activities in Mumbai, the maximum city received the highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours on Wednesday, besides the highest-ever wind speed.” 

Hence, the video has been falsely linked to Cyclone Biparjoy. It dates back to at least August 2020, however, we were not independently able to ascertain whether the video shows impact of any cyclone or not.

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Result: False

Sources
Tweet By @anish_kohli, Dated August 6, 2020
Report By Mumbai Mirror, Dated August 6, 2020


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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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