Clattering crowds, crowded close to each other-and this in times of the coronavirus pandemic.
This video is intended to show how Icelanders are celebrating the end of corona measures in their country.
But what is really behind the Video?
The claim that the video shows a celebration to mark the end of the corona restrictions is a hoax.
This video was created in 2016 and thus many years before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic-this is made clear by further uploads of the video to Youtube.
The pictures show how the Icelanders celebrate their national football team after the elimination at the European Championship.
Iceland eased its corona restrictions on March 18, 2021, allowing international tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 back into the country – without testing or quarantine. And although many Icelanders might have been happy about it, these recordings have nothing to do with it.
The case makes clear how easy a real message in combination with a video or photo taken out of context can lead to a false message.
Thus, a harmless EM celebration becomes a worrying crowd in times of pandemic.
How do we examine videos for manipulation in the editorial department? A look at the details is important. The individual frames of a video often reveal whether a Video has been edited. We take a close look at picture by picture and enlarge individual sections. Indications for a fake are, for example: lack of motion blur, unnatural shadows or editing errors. With the star generally applies: seriousness before speed. We always check facts and material thoroughly before publishing them. For this purpose, we work with the cross-editorial “Team Verification” together with RTL, NTV, RTL2, Radio NRW.