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Scripted videos shot for informative purposes are being shared as real incidents

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Update (18 MAY 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows two army women helping an injured pregnant woman. It is interpreted as a real incident by many social media users. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of two army women helping an injured pregnant woman.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

If one sees the full video, at the end of the posted video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Also, Actress Priya posted the same video on her office Facebook page and wrote the following in the description- “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”.

Update (13 MAY 2022):

A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a policewoman helping a schoolgirl who is on her periods, on the road . The video is being shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a policewoman helping a schoolgirl who is on her periods.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The extended version of the same video was found to be uploaded by the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel. In the title of the video, it can be read that it is a social awareness video. Also, at the end of the extended version of the video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Many such scripted videos can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel.

Update (09 MAY 2022):

A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim couple helping a Hindu man who fell sick suddenly and suffered from fits on the road. It is shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a Muslim couple helping a Hindu man who fell sick suddenly and suffered from fits on the road.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

An extended version of the same video was posted by actress Priya on her official Facebook page. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. Also, the same video (with a different date on the video) can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (04 MAY 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a real incident where a person dressed as Hanuman can be seen helping a Muslim woman pick up fruits. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a person dressed as Hanuman helping a Muslim woman.

Fact: The video is a scripted video. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Poonam Bajwa posted the same video on her office Facebook page and wrote the following in the description- “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. At the end of the video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Also, the same video (with a different timestamp) can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (28 APRIL 2022):

A social media post accompanying a video of a Hindu priest catching a thief who stole the wallet of a Muslim woman offering namaz on a footpath is being widely circulated. The video is being shared as a real incident which is evident from the comments section.

Claim: Video of a Hindu priest catching a thief who stole wallet of a Muslim woman offering namaz on a footpath.

Fact: This is a scripted and does not show any real incident. Popular Telugu actress Priya shared this video initially on her Facebook page. She categorically mentioned in the post that it is scripted video and is made for educational purpose. Moreover at the end of the video there is a clear disclaimer stating that it  is a scripted video. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

This is a scripted video and was initially shared by a popular Telugu actress Priya. In the post that shared this video, she clearly mentioned that it is a scripted drama made for educational purposes.

Further, at the end of the video, there is a disclaimer stating that it is a scripted drama. The actress has shared many such scripted dramas through her Facebook page.

Update (14 APRIL 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a few strangers offering food to a woman and robbing her at a bus stop. It is being shared as a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a few strangers offering food to a woman and robbing her at a bus stop.

Fact: It is a scripted video. The video does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Priya has posted an extended version of the same video on her official Facebook page. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. Also, the same video can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (13 APRIL 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a case of love jihad. In the video, it can be seen that Salman (a Muslim) tries to marry a Hindu girl by posing himself as Rahul (a Hindu). Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video shows a case of love jihad. Salman poses as Rahul to marry a Hindu girl.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. The video was first posted on Facebook by ‘Basant Jangra’, an artist page. Many similar scripted videos can be seen on that page. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The same video was found to be first posted on Facebook by ‘Basant Jangra’, an artist page, in February 2022. A disclaimer saying that the page posts scripted videos, not real incidents, can be seen in some other videos posted on the page. Those videos can be seen here and here.

Artist Basant Jangra can be seen in the posted video. Also, the same bride dress can be seen in a few other videos posted on the page.

Update (01 APRIL 2022):

A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim fruit seller cheating customers. In the video, it can be seen that the fruit seller removes some fruits after weighing them. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a Muslim fruit seller cheating customers.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The same video was found to be uploaded ‘Raju Bharti’ page on Facebook. Many similar scripted videos featuring him can be found on his page. Also, a link to his YouTube channel – ‘Bharti Prank’ can be found in the ‘About’ section of his Facebook page. The posted scripted video can be also found on that YouTube channel. The description of the ‘Bharti Prank’ channel is given as – “This channel is related to fun and entertainment”.

Update (31 MARCH 2022):

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A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim woman giving her juice and some money to a sadhu. Many people are believing the visuals to be a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a Muslim woman giving her juice and some money to a sadhu.

Fact: The posted video does not show a real incident. It is a scripted video. The video was made for educational purposes. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Hamsa Nandini has posted an extended version of the same video on her official Facebook page. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”.

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Another video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a Muslim tailor misbehaving with women. These visuals are also being seen as related to a real incident by many people. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a Muslim tailor misbehaving with women.

Fact: The video is a scripted video. It does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Priya has posted the same video on her office Facebook page and wrote the following in the description- “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. Also, the same video can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (29 MARCH 2022):

A video of a family being helped by two army men is being shared widely on social media. In the video, the army men can be seen offering their bike to the stranded family. People are believing that the visuals show a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of army men helping a stranded family by giving them their bike.

Fact: The posted video is a scripted one. In the extended version of the video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The extended version of the same video can be found to be uploaded by actress Hamsa Nandini on her official Facebook page in March 2021. In that video, there is a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. She also wrote the following in the description – “Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. A similar scripted video from the same location can be seen here

Update (23 MARCH 2022):

A video of two children helping a fruit seller move her cart uphill is being shared widely on social media. Many people are believing that the visuals show a real incident. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of two children helping a fruit seller move her cart uphill.

Fact: It is a scripted video. The extended version of the video has a disclaimer at the end saying that it was made for educational purposes. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Actress Poonam Bajwa has posted the extended version of the same video on her official Facebook page. At the end of the video, there is a disclaimer saying that it was made for educational purposes. Also, in the description, it was written – “Thank you for watching! Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”. The same video can be also found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos.

Update (11 MARCH 2022):

Another similar video is being shared on social media with the tag – ‘Respect Army’. However, we found the same video on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel, which regularly posts scripted videos for social awareness. This video was also posted with the title – “THIS IS HEART TOUCHING💖🙏 | Army Person Helped alone Girl | Social Awareness Video By 3rd Eye“. So, it is also a scripted video.

Published (08 MARCH 2022):

Of late, many videos are being shared on social media with a claim that they show CCTV visuals of real incidents. Most of them are shared with generic titles like – ‘Respect Women’, ‘Respect Army’. They have been viewed and liked by millions of users on social media. In the comments section of videos, one can see that the people are believing them to be real incidents. Let’s fact-check the claims made in the posts.

Post 1:

Claim: Video of an army man helping a woman by changing her car tyre.

Fact: It is a scripted video. The video does not show a real incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

At the bottom of the video, it can be seen that it is written – ‘COPYRIGHT BY 3RD EYE’. The extended version of the same video can be found on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel. In the title, it is written that it is a social awareness video. Also, at the end of the video, there is a disclaimer saying – “This reel life video footage published only for the purpose of educating the public by making them understand how the real-world situations will be and picturized to educate public. Characters in this video are entertainment and education purpose.” Many such scripted videos can be seen on the ‘3RD EYE’ YouTube channel.

Post 2:

Claim: Video of a burqa-clad woman helping another woman who was having periods on road.

Fact: This video was also posted by the ’3RD EYE’ YouTube channel with a disclaimer. It is a scripted video.  Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The extended version of the same video can be seen on the ’3RD EYE’ YouTube channel with the same disclaimer as above.

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Previously, when similar scripted videos were shared as real incidents, FACTLY debunked those videos and written fact-check articles, which can be read below:

To sum it up, scripted videos shot for informative purposes are being shared as real incidents.

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