Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Did NOT Release Video Claiming Biden Was Planning Provocations Against Russia


  • Автор: Lead Stories Staff
Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Did NOT Release Video Claiming Biden Was Planning Provocations Against Russia Altered Video

Did American political commentator Tucker Carlson record a video revealing secret information about "terrible provocations" against Russia planned by President Joe Biden? No, that's not true: The video clip in the post was altered by adding a fabricated Russian audio translation to a Carlson video post in which he talks about human reproduction.

The claim appeared in a video no longer available on TikTok but archived here by kirtaxi_minsk (archived here) on March 7, 2024, with the caption (translated from Russian to English by Lead Stories staff):

❗️Tucker Carlson: 'Today I received information from CIA sources that in the coming days the United States is planning a series of terrible provocations against Russia in order to influence the presidential election'

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Mon Mar 11 06:44:09 2024 UTC)

In the fabricated Russian audio translation, a voice (as translated) said:

My dear Russian friends, it seems that Biden, who has lost his mind, has finally lost his mind and is ready to commit a terrible crime against ordinary Russians. This morning, I received classified information from honest CIA employees and gave my word to release it. This scumbag started a war in Ukraine, blew up Nord Stream, and now he's targeting ordinary Russians. I'm posting this at the risk to my life, but I can't help it. I request each of you to read and spread this information. Facebook and Twitter block it, Russian Telegram is the last hope to publicize Biden's criminal plans. You and I have only one day to do it, according to the plan, everything will happen on March 7th.

In the original video, posted on Carlson's X (formerly Twitter) account (archived here) on December 26, 2023, he is commenting in response to a question about human reproduction being the main objective in life. A comparison of the genuine video to the altered one on TikTok shows that the host's hand gestures coincide with the 1:02 mark on the original video on X.

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