Truth or Fake: Is this video proof Covid-19 deaths are being staged?

Un mort du Covid-19 qui fume une cigarette ?
Un mort du Covid-19 qui fume une cigarette ? © Observers

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many social media users have been sowing doubts about the true scale of the health crisis and have sometimes claimed that the authorities or the media are staging events to exagerate the situation.


For this episode of Info ou Intox, Catherine Bennett of France 24 Observers looked into the origins of a video seen more than 9,000 times on Twitter. It shows bodies in bags, one of which is alive and smoking a cigarette. But in what context were these images taken?

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