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Fact Check: Video claiming US Embassy warned Myanmar of an attack

A video has been seen a huge number of times in various posts on Facebook in June 2020 close by a case it shows that the US Embassy in Myanmar has given an admonition of potential assaults in three significant urban communities in Myanmar. The case is deceiving; the video is a news report from September 2019. The video was distributed here on Facebook on June 16, 2020. It has been seen in excess of multiple times and shared more than multiple times. The 53-second video shows a segment of a news report by Myanmar National Television (MNTV) that includes a screen capture of the indicated security alert gave by the US Embassy. The video’s voiceover states, to a limited extent: “The US Embassy in Yangon has declared an announcement to know about security conditions in three significant urban communities including Yangon on account of the possible assaults.”

A screen capture taken on June 29, 2020, of the deceptive posts by Daw Nant Khine Thazin Win The Burmese-language inscription of the post means English as: “If it’s not too much trouble know. Za. 16 6 2020”. The video has additionally been shared here, on Facebook, close by a comparable case. The case is misdirecting. A catchphrase search found an indistinguishable video distributed here on the MNTV News Facebook page on September 26, 2019.

A screen capture of the MNTV Facebook post dated September 2019 The title of the video peruses: “26.9.2019 News/American consulate warmed to have security mindfulness in three urban communities including Yangon #mntv1pmnews”. The following is a screen capture correlation of the video in the deceptive posts (L) and the MNTV video (R):

A further catchphrase search found the indicated US Embassy proclamation here. The announcement is dated September 25, 2019. The discharge peruses, to some extent: “Myanmar security powers are researching reports of likely assaults in Nay Pyi Taw on September 26, October 16, and October 26, and in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, and Mandalay in the coming months.”

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