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Old Video Of Woman Assaulting Driver In Delhi Shared Out Of Context

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.

Claim

Video shows a recent incident of a woman assaulting a cab driver in full public view in Delhi.

Old Video Of Woman Assaulting Driver In Delhi Shared Out of Context
Screengrab from Instagram post by @humorgagz

Link to the post can be seen here.

Fact

A keyword search for “woman,” “assaults,” “driver,” &  “public” on Google led us to a YouTube video by @reviewron, dated November 17, 2021. Carrying the viral footage, it stated, “In a chilling reminder of the Priyadarshini case from Lucknow, yet another video has surfaced, this time supposedly from Delhi. In this undated footage, a woman wearing a blue branded Vivo T-shirt is first seen hitting a cab driver…The incident is said to have happened last week at Block-22 on Kasturi Lal Anand Marg of West Patel Nagar.” 

Screengrab from YouTube video by @reviewron

We further looked up “Delhi woman,” “assaults,” “driver,” “West Patel Nagar” and found that multiple other news outlets had reported on the incident in November 2021. A video report by Hindustan Times, dated November 18, 2021, stated, “A Delhi woman was caught on camera slapping a cab driver in the middle of a road in the capital’s Patel Nagar area. The video of the assault was put out by a user on Twitter on November 17… As the video went viral, netizens slammed the woman and demanded legal action against her.”

Screengrab from YouTube video by Hindustan Times

Other reports on the incident can be seen here, here and here.

We could thus conclude that the viral video of a woman assaulting driver does not show any recent incident. The clip dates back to November 2021 and is being shared out of context.

Result: Missing Context

Sources

YouTube Video By @reviewron, Dated November 17, 2021
YouTube Video By Hindustan Times, Dated November 18, 2021

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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.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
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.

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