Fact Check: A Video Claiming to Show Ukrainian ‘Crisis Actors’ Is Fake

A viral video claims to show a newscast from Ukraine in which one of the supposedly deceased Ukrainians in a body bag in the background moves.


One posting of this video—which was shared by Robert O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL who purportedly killed Osama bin Laden and is now a COVID conspiracy theorist—was taken down by Twitter, but the video is still widespread on the platform.

The video is a combination of two separate newscasts; taking the video from a German news story about a climate change protest that included a “die in” with protestors putting on body bags, and audio from NBC coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

This video had gone viral just last month with false claims that it was a newscast about COVID-19 deaths with crisis actors in the body bags. 

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