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Truth or Fake: was France's President Macron booed in the snow?

Truth or Fake: was France's President Macron booed in the snow?
Truth or Fake: was France's President Macron booed in the snow? © Observers

A video widely shared on TikTok shows people throwing snowballs at a car on a wintry night while chants can be heard: "Macron, resign! Macon, resign!" So who was throwing snowballs at the French president?  Well, no-one. It turns out the video had been manipulated.

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Derek Thomson, editor in-chief of the France 24 Observers, explains how the video was faked and how the team detected it. It's a reminder to always be vigilant. Remember that videos can be faked, especially the sound, and especially on a platform like TikTok that has built-in editing features.

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