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Was a camera team in Greece filming “fake migrant drownings” for use on TV?

Is it the production of a movie or is it the production of fake news? We tried to verify it, but our Greek reporter couldn’t find the video crew or the people involved. But we do want to show you the footage, to combat fake news, (if that was the intention of the footage). 

A Czech tourist in Crete noticed a television camera team were shooting a scene of “drowning refugees”, and luckily recorded the event on his mobile.

The tourist comments sarcastically about the way this fake news will be presented as a real event on television soon. The video became extremely popular on the Czech internet, but so far has been ignored by the mainstream media.

This follows a history of supposed migrant drownings filmed by television crews which are then broadcast by the mainstream media. Pictures and clips of migrants have been shared widely to manipulate public opinion and generate sympathy. This is one of the first times such a piece of fake footage has been captured by a member of the public as it was happening.

The question that arises therefore is how much we should trust the narrative from the mainstream media when it seems they are willing to distribute fake news stories such as these.

Source: voiceofeurope.com

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