Verification within Meta’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program
Social media spread information that the BBC allegedly showed footage confirming that a Ukrainian Tochka-U fell on Kramatorsk. It reportedly had a Ukrainian serial number and was in service with the Ukrainian army.
However, this is fake footage.
The BBC denied having anything to do with the video. The video was made and disseminated by third parties using BBC News branding.
We are aware of a fake video with BBC News branding suggesting Ukraine was responsible for last week’s missile attack on Kramatorsk train station. The BBC is taking action to have the video removed. We urge people not to share it and to check stories on the BBC News website.
— BBC News Press Team (@BBCNewsPR) April 13, 2022
We earlier wrote that Ukraine did not bombard the railway station in Kramatorsk. The missile’s serial number does not make it possible to determine which country launched it.
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