SLAJ iVerify has fact-checked the above claim and found it to be false.
Mountain News SL claims President Bio and Chiefdom speakers are reportedly mobilizing ex-combatants, Kamajors, and ex-military for potential conflict.
The fact-checking desk of SLAJ iVerify has fact-checked a viral social media video claim made by Mountain News SL on December 8, alleging that President Bio and Chiefdom speakers mobilized ex-combatants, Kamajors, and ex-military officers for potential conflict. The fact-check revealed that the claim is untrue.
To arrive at this conclusion, the SLAJ iVerfy fact-checking team used online video fact-checking tools and discovered that the commentary in the video was a voice-over added to the video.
SLAJ iVerify also contacted Ibrahim Jabati, Communication Officer at the National Council for Civic Education and Democracy (NaCCED). He said, “the viral video is fake and nothing but a subterfuge.” According to Jabati, the one-minute and thirty-four-second video was extracted from a local civic awareness-raising meeting for ex-combatants and Kamajors. He underscored that it had been taken out of context, as it was misrepresented as a mobilization effort by President Bio and Chiefdom speakers for potential conflict.
To corroborate this, the SLAJ iVerify team examined the video posted on NaCCED’s Facebook page, as provided by Mr. Jabati. President Bio was not observed in the meeting.
The evidence gathered supports the conclusion that the claim made by Mountain News SL is inaccurate.
Mountain News SL: https://twitter.com/mountnsl/status/1733163280258982333?s=46
Ibrahim Jabati, Communication Officer at the National Council for Civic Education and Democracy – (NaCCED)