Supporters of US President Donald Trump have been circulating a video supposedly showing a fist fight between a white man and several BLM gangsters.
— Flightcrew 🇺🇸 (@flightcrew) July 6, 2020
The video rapidly became viral in Twitter and even reached the Russian-speaking segment of the social media. Pro-Kremlin telegram accounts are actively sharing it as an example of the ‘successful’ resistance to ‘BLM radicals’.
The issue with the situation is that the video originiated from China and first appeared online in 2011. The fake was filmed in in the People’s Square, Shanghai as a kind of promo for kung-fu training. The filmed man is Hu Haoming and he’s a kung-fu trainer. The plot of the video demonstrates that the authors were concerned by the question of street crime by migranst in 2011 already.
Since 2011, the video has been widely circulating in social media under different titles and once became especially popular in 2016 when the migration crisis was actively developing in the EU. Then, accounts circulating the video claimed that the incident happened in Germany.
The current level of social and political tensions in the US set conditions for fast and successful spread of various fake news and speculations that contribute to the narratives of the sides involved in the standoff. So, it’s expected that in the future more fake videos, photos and claims will appear online.
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