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Czech police investigate viral 'anti-migrant' video Czech police investigate viral 'anti-migrant' video
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The clip that went viral in many countries purported to show a TV crew staging migrants drowning on a beach in Crete  The clip that was viewed 1.2 million times purported to show a TV crew staging migrants drowning on a beach in Crete
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<strong>Ten fully-clothed women wearing veils appear to be making their way through the ocean. One carries a bundle and a few appear to be floating, motionless. The scene, depicted in a video now shared widely on social media, pans to a television crew pointing a camera towards the coastline, filming the ordeal. The video's narrator is heard saying "Is this a scam? The director is shooting a scene of 'the migrants drown in the sea!'"</strong> <strong>Ten fully-clothed women wearing veils appear to be making their way through the ocean. One carries a bundle and a few appear to be floating, motionless. The scene, depicted in a video now shared widely on social media, pans to a television crew pointing a camera towards the coastline, filming the ordeal. The video's narrator is heard saying "Is this a scam? The director is shooting a scene of 'the migrants drown in the sea!'"</strong>
Since July 31, the video has been shared <a href="https://factcheck.afp.com/no-not-video-journalists-staging-migrants-drowning">1.2 million times</a> (AFP). Many posts claimed that the video depicted journalists engaging in propaganda work. Since July 31, the video has been shared <a href="https://factcheck.afp.com/no-not-video-journalists-staging-migrants-drowning">1.2 million times</a> (AFP). Many posts claimed that the video depicted journalists engaging in propaganda work.
But APF has since <a href="https://factcheck.afp.com/no-not-video-journalists-staging-migrants-drowning">claimed</a> the video shows filmmakers filming a documentary about Greek migrants escaping Asia Minor during the Turkish-Greek war in 1922. But APF has since <a href="https://factcheck.afp.com/no-not-video-journalists-staging-migrants-drowning">claimed</a> the video shows filmmakers filming a documentary about Greek migrants escaping Asia Minor during the Turkish-Greek war in 1922.
The video filmed by Marek Chrastina, a holidaymaker from the Czech Republic The video filmed by Marek Chrastina, a holidaymaker from the Czech Republic
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