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Faux video claims Ukrainians arrested at Qatar World Cup


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A pretend video with false Al Jazeera branding has claimed that Ukrainians have been arrested in Qatar throughout the World Cup for performing Nazi salutes.

The video consists of the official graphics of the Doha-based information organisation, however there isn’t a hint of Al Jazeera producing or publishing the story.

No such arrests of “Ukrainian supporters” have been reported.

The video was extensively shared on pro-Russian Telegram channels and on the Chinese language social media platform Weibo. Russia’s embassy in the UK and pro-Kremlin tv presenter Vladimir Solovyov have additionally claimed that Ukrainian “neo-Nazis” have been detained in Qatar.

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However an evaluation of the video exhibits that the report makes use of outdated images — taken months earlier than the World Cup — and a few manipulated photos.

Al Jazeera has additionally launched an announcement confirming that the video is “fully pretend”.

“A video on social media attributed to Al Jazeera has been circulating, referring to the arrest of Ukrainian followers throughout the FIFA World Cup,” the organisation mentioned on Twitter.

“The video in query is totally pretend and Al Jazeera has by no means revealed any information associated to this story.”

The viral clip appears to be an instance of “imposter content material” that impersonates a professional information organisation to unfold false claims.

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One other pretend video lately circulating on-line claimed to indicate a Euronews report a few Russian artwork public sale amid the Ukraine battle. The video has not been produced or revealed by Euronews and no such public sale is because of happen.


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