Several Twitter users have shared a 15-second clip of a giant fish leaping out of the water and attacking a helicopter. As per social media claims, National Geographic paid a million dollars for this “rare video”.
A Twitter user shared the viral video along with the text, “National geographic channel has paid 1 Million Dollar for this rare video..What a video”
नेशनल ज्योग्राफिक चैनल ने इस दुर्लभ वीडियो के लिए 1 मिलियन डॉलर का भुगतान किया है।
National geographic channel has paid 1 Million Dollar for this rare video..What a video pic.twitter.com/rTIA4v5CkI
— रतन कुमार अग्रवाल (@RatanKAgrawal) July 11, 2020
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We performed a reverse image search on Yandex using InVid, a video verification tool, and found that the clip from the 2017 TV movie ‘5 Headed Shark Attack’.
Using this as a clue, we performed a keyword search on YouTube and found that the official trailer of the film was posted by YouTube Movies on September 2017. At the 1:05 mark in the trailer, we can see shark bringing down the helicopter.
Social media claims associated with the viral video are false. “National Geographic paid one million dollars” is a popular internet hoax. In 2017, it was shared with a clip from the movie ‘Into the Storm’ which was debunked by Snopes, a US-based fact-checking website.
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