Disinfo: A video shows a major influx of migrants to Prague

Summary

A video is showing a huge number of migrants who came to the Prague train station from Germany. 

Disproof

The video was not from Prague, but from the English town Brighton and did not show migrants but regular rush hour, as shown by Dennik.sk. The video was deleted by Facebook later on.

Further debunking by Dennik.sk here.

Update: Screenshot link corrected on 25 September 2019.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 114
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/07/2018
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Czech Republic, Germany
  • Keywords: Migration crisis
  • Outlet: Facebook page

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