Two tweets with same video but different people have been retweeted by Environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The video is not from Recent Cyclone Amphan, but is from Cyclone Fani, last year.
Claim: “The power of the wind and rain is indeed frightening! Just look at the fallen vehicle and the electric tower! #CycloneAmphan“
A video claiming to be of the Cyclone Amphan has gone viral on social media, the video went so viral that even Environmental activist Greta Thunberg retweeted the videos on her timeline.
The archive of her timeline which shows the retweets can be seen here.
The post has an over 1000 retweets and 184.1K views, and has been retweeted by Greta Thunberg,
This particular post has over 600 retweets, and has been viewed for over 128.8K times
After running the screenshots of the video of the viral video, we came across a video uploaded by a Facebook page named, Bhubaneswar Buzz
, on May 3, 2019, during the Cyclone Fani that hit Odisha in 2019. The video has over 6K shares, and has been viewed for 584K times.
Here are some resemblances of the viral video, and the video uploaded by ‘Bhubaneswar Buzz’ of Cyclone Fani, the electric pole, yellow cloth, and the wheels of a vehicle can be seen in both.
Also the green wall,
Hence, it is established that the video is not of Cyclone Amphan, but of Cyclone Fani, and 2019. The viral claims that the video is of Cyclone Amphan are absolutely false.
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