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Morphed video shared by ex-minister busted and reported

A morphed video was released by Ex-Minister Devineni Uma on Twitter with a malicious intent of creating religious differences in society. The video has been shared on Twitter and a subsequent press conference has been done to influence upcoming by-elections in the Tirupati constituency.

Link: https://twitter.com/DevineniUma/status/1379781524254466052

Our fact checking team, has found that the video shared by the ex-minister is actually a morphed video created using video and audio from different videos 6 years apart in timeline.The audio has been doctored with before using in the said video as well.

Original video clip used in the morphed video is from May 26th 2019, press byte of Hon’ble CM Shri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy from his New Delhi visit. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xijRuCWrTBM

Edited Audio clip used in the morphed video is from 13th April 2014, press conference from YSR Congress party manifesto release event. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DooJeFBJrH4

The context of the Original video, Original Audio and the Morphed hybrid video is totally different from each other. Here is a simplified video for better understanding.

The ‘smart’ editor of the morphed video, covered the mouth area in the video with a text overlay, so viewers wouldn’t see the bad lip-syncing in the morphed video. The original video and audio clip along with the tweet link has been sent to concerned officials for further action.