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Social media posts are sharing a video that allegedly shows a wind turbine breaking in high winds during a storm. It’s wrong; the music video is a years-old digital creation by a US-based artist.
“#ClimateScam”, said an August 2, 2022 Tweeter share a video viewed more than 56,000 times. “No more ‘Wind Fail’ porn.”
The 18-second clip shows a stormy landscape and what appears to be an exploding wind turbine.
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However, the video circulating on social media is not real. An artist created it digitally years ago.
The clip was widely shared online after LADbible, an entertainment website, posted it on February 24, 2019 on its Facebook pagewhere it garnered over 2.3 million views.
This account – which is owned by Travis Sattler, a self-proclaimed US-based “digital creator” – included several hashtags related to computer-generated imagery (CGI). In March 2020, Sattler published another video with the caption: “Did you think it was real?”
The clip breaks down the various stages of the creation of the CGI scene and explores it from different angles – confirming that the video shared on social media does not represent an actual event.
AFP previously verified another misleading claim about wind turbines here.