Disinfo: Muslims were “celebrating” in the aftermath of the terrorist attack…

Summary

Muslims were “celebrating” in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris which left one person dead on the night of Thursday, 20th of April.

Disproof

The video was posted by a leader of Britain First – a far-right British political organization. The footage is actually a group of Pakistanis in London – on the outskirts of Tooting Broadway, southwest of the British capital – celebrating a victory for Pakistan in a cricket match in 2009. The video was posted on YouTube on June 22, 2009:bit.ly/2oY80p1, . After being alerted by several Internet users, the tweet was deleted.

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  • Reported in: Issue 67
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: Muslim/Islam, Terrorism, Paris attacks
  • Outlet: Twitter
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Kyiv forces waiters and shop clerks to speak Ukrainian.

Disproof

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Disproof

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