TOI Fake news: On cam: Girl’s bungee jump goes horribly wrong

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Brief Outline: The times of India shared a video title On cam: Girl’s bungee jump goes horribly wrong without even watching the complete video, which turned out to be fake.

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A girls’ bungee jumping went horribly wrong after her trainer realized that he forgot to hook the string, but only after the girl leaps off the platform for her jump. The horrifying incident was caught on camera.

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Facts Check Analysis: The times of India shared a video title On cam: Girl’s bungee jump goes horribly wrong without even watching the complete video, which turned out to be fake. (archived here)

The Video has been removed from the timesofindia page; however it was enough to garner lakhs of pages views and likes on the social media. The short ten-second video shows a woman preparing for a bungee jump, the trainer realizes later that he forgot to hook her up to the rope before he pushed her off.

The video is widely being shared on the whatsapp and on youtube. Although it has been verified as fake people are still sharing it like a wild fire.

A video posted on YouTube on 5 June had shown an alternate angle of the stunt, which shows the girl waving a victory sign. A rope can be clearly seen tied to her legs. That means the trainer did not forget to tie the rope.

Early in April times of India shared a photoshopped image which went viral. However Vineet Jain commented later warning the users he said “Trolls delete your defamatory posts. We are watching you, compiling your names and mobile numbers &coming after you.

Apart from this there are many other incidents of fake news shared by timesofindia earlier, the news are mainly shared to increase the page views and sometimes due to the wrong understanding of the editors.



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