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Fake News: NOT CNN Breaking News - Turkey Did NOT Attack Israel - NO Air Raid On Tel Aviv

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 26 Nov 2019 21:32:48 Z)

Did Turkey just launch an air raid on Tel Aviv in Israel and is CNN reporting about it? No, that's not true: an old video from the 2003 Gulf War showing explosions and air defense systems in action over Baghdad seems to have been uploaded to YouTube with a misleading title in 2010 and the video went viral again in 2019 for some reason.

The video was published by YouTube channel on June 7, 2010 titled "CNN BREAKING NEWS - TURKEY ATTACKS ISRAEL - AIR RAID ON TEL AVIV" (archived here) with a description that read:

Turkey launches a devastaing attack on Israel, just minutes after declaring war. The UN condemns the actions of Turkey.

Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail:

CNN BREAKING NEWS - TURKEY ATTACKS ISRAEL - AIR RAID ON TEL AVIV

Turkey launches a devastaing attack on Israel, just minutes after declaring war. The UN condemns the actions of Turkey.

This is the video in question:

Here is an archived copy in case the original goes down:

It is quite obvious this is not Israel. The caption on screen literally says "Baghdad". And here is an archived version of CNN's website today, you can see there is no mention of a Turkish air raid on Tel Aviv:

CNN International - Breaking News, US News, World News and Video

Find the latest breaking news and information on the top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more. For in-depth coverage, CNN provides special reports, video, audio, photo galleries, and interactive guides.

Here's more complete footage, with a correct title for the video:

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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