Tweets – This video is from a climate change protest in Austria. It doesn’t show crisis actors in Ukraine
A video that appears to show a body suddenly moving under a plastic body bag has gone viral on social media amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with claims that it shows a Ukrainian crisis actor.
“Miracle! Death (dead) Ukrainians coming to life after dying on social media but caught on live camera,” read one tweet sharing the video. “This entire PR disaster is falling apart very fast.”
The clip shows a reporter speaking to the camera as dozens of people lie under tarps behind him. One person on the ground suddenly moves, followed by someone else running over to cover them back up.
But the video is not from Ukraine and it does not reflect a news segment covering mass deaths — it’s from a protest held in Austria in early February.
(Screenshot from Twitter)
The people under the tarps aren’t crisis actors — from Germany, Ukraine or anywhere else — trying to fool people into thinking that they are dead. They’re protesters from Austria in a video taken before the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.
We rate this False.
Source: Culled From PolitiFact.