OPERATED BY SLAJ

False

FACT-CHECKED

by SLAJ |

No, the video that has gone viral of President Biden calling the President of Sierra Leone “a thief and threatening to cut US funding” is fake and hence false.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the viral video featuring President Biden allegedly calling the President of Sierra Leone a thief and threatening to cut US funding and found it to be false.

Utilizing various fact-checking tools, SLAJ-iVerify noticed that the video was doctored with an AI sound syncing and taken out of context.

Claim

A video portraying US President, Joe Biden claiming that the President of Sierra Leone is a thief, and that he will cut all US funding to the said nation appeared on social media.

Rating Justification

There is an article widely circulated across various social media platforms, including WhatsApp, featuring US President Joe Biden calling the President of Sierra Leone a thief and threatening to cut USA funding. SLAJ-iVerify conducted a fact-check on the video and concluded that it was edited and taken out of context.

Firstly, SLAJ-iVerify performed an online search across multiple search engines and discovered that the link had been shared on numerous social media platforms.

Secondly, we conducted a video fact-check using various fact-checking tools and determined that the video was created using the “VIypAI” AI video tool.

Furthermore, SLAJ-iVerify identified that the accompanying description was altered using AI technology.

Consequently, based on these findings, SLAJ-iVerify concluded that the video had been manipulated and doctored, rendering it false.

Evidence and References

InVID Verification Plugin

Amnesty International’s YouTube DataViewer

Deepfake Detection Tool (DAD)

Reality Defender

YouTube link of the claim : (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeHqcVIypAI)