Fact check: Doctored video clip of Geo News shared on social media

Geo News is taking legal action against the culprits and is filing a complaint with FIA to probe who is behind the fake video

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Web Desk
Screengrab from the doctored video. — Twitter
Screengrab from the doctored video. — Twitter

A doctored video clip attributed to Geo News is being shared on social media claiming that the channel is downplaying the PTI rally in Karachi.

The video shows a TV reporter finishing his beeper while someone in the background could be heard saying that the crew should look for empty spaces at the venue to focus on, giving the impression that not many people attended the jalsa.

Someone could also be heard saying that the crew should push a journalist onto the stage and then shift blames on PTI workers. 

It is important to note that news producers do not go to the event to cover it, as it is only the reporter's job.

The voice in the background is apparently of some PTI worker speaking loudly during the rally in a deliberate attempt to malign the channel.

In the fake video, it can be clearly seen that the reporter is neither saying anything nor responding to the conversation.

It should be noted that during the past few days, a smear campaign has been launched against national institutions on social media after which the law enforcement agencies started a crackdown against those involved. 

Geo News is taking legal action against the culprits and is also filing a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate who is behind the fake video.