The image of a Russian-operated’mobile crematorium’ in Mariupol is taken from an 8-year-old YouTube video, according to a viral tweet that has gone unchecked by “fact checkers.”
NEXTA, a news organization with nearly a million Twitter followers, posted the tweet. The tweet has nearly 11,000 likes and over 7,000 retweets.
“Mobile crematoria in #Mariupol,” states the tweet. “Mayor of Mariupol Vadim Boychenko said today that #Russian mobile crematoria have started operating in the city.”
“According to him, tens of thousands of people could have died in Mariupol and the cremation, “covering up the traces of crimes”.
Except the’mobile crematorium’ is a screenshot from an 8-year-old YouTube video, as revealed by a simple reverse image search.
The so-called “fact checkers” have still yet to reply, and Twitter hasn’t put a “warning label” to the message informing users that it is fake news.
Since the same debunked claim about “mobile crematoriums” was made at the start of the war, Twitter users pointed out that this is recycled propaganda.
Source: Summit News