Doctored video shows people celebrating resignation of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern, in an unexpected move, announced her resignation as New Zealand Prime Minister. Following this announcement, a video showing people celebrating Ardern’s resignation has gone viral.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  24 Jan 2023 11:31 AM GMT
Doctored video shows people celebrating resignation of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Hyderabad: On 19 January 2023, Jacinda Ardern, in an unexpected move, announced her resignation as New Zealand Prime Minister. Following this announcement, a video showing people celebrating Ardern’s resignation has gone viral.


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Fact Check

NewsMeter found that the video is doctored.

We performed a reverse image search of the video’s keyframe and found a video with similar visuals published by Heart News West Country YouTube Channel on 17 June 2016. However, the video shows people cheering after a goal was scored during a football match.

According to the caption, the video shows fans at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol celebrating England’s win against Wales during the Euro championship in 2016.



We also found similar visuals in a video published by the YouTube channel Bristol Sports on 17 June 2016. The video is titled “Ashton Gate Erupts For Euro 2016 England Game.” According to the description, thousands of football fans gathered at the Ashton Gate Stadium for the England-Wales football game.

It is evident that the video does not slow the people of New Zealand celebrating Jacinda Ardern’s resignation. Hence, we conclude that the video is doctored to mislead people.

Claim Review:The video shows people celebrating the resignation of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern.
Claimed By:Social media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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