ISLAMABAD - A video that has been viewed millions of times on Facebook shows fighter jets lined up on a runway and claims it shows a Pakistani airbase. The claim is false; the video actually shows US fighter jets at the Kunsan air base in South Korea.
This Facebook post link which includes the video has been viewed 3.4 million times and shared more than 264,500 times since it was first posted on May 27, 2016.
The post’s Urdu-language caption translates as: “This is not France, not the US, not Russia but a Pakistani airbase. Share this video and scare the hell out of the enemy.”
Below is a screenshot of the misleading Facebook post:
*Photo: A screenshot of the misleading Facebook post*
These two posts were also originally shared in 2016. The videos in the two posts have since received more than 460,000 views between them.
In March 2019, the Urdu News post was re-shared days after India claimed it had bombed a militant camp and killed a large number of insurgents in disputed Kashmir on February 26, 2019. Pakistan said February 27 that it had shot down an Indian jet.
Here link is an AFP story on the situation.
The misleading Facebook video was actually filmed at the Kunsan air base in South Korea.
A reverse image search of keyframes of the clips using the InVID video verification tool found that the footage was originally uploaded link to a verified YouTube channel with more than 1.6 million subscribers called ‘ AiirSourceMilitary link’ on April 19, 2013.
The video is entitled ‘Massive USAF F-16 Elephant Walk At Kunsan Air Base South Korea’. - APP/AFP