Misleading! video of ladies scantily dressed is NOT China

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AN X user, @DonaldMakhasane, posted a video on the app claiming the scene footage was shot in China.

In the three-minute footage, ladies were seen scantily clad and walking the streets in the daytime while doing their normal activities. After two minutes of the footage, the scene switched to night time, which made the video seem like a mashup

The scene appeared to be a festive period as there was a Christmas tree in some parts of the Video

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The video was posted with the caption : “The China they’ll never show you.”

The video was posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, and since its inception, it has garnered over 7 million views, 26,000 likes, and 3400 reposts.

CLAIM

Video shows women scantily dressed in China.

THE FINDINGS

Findings by The FactCheckHub shows that the claim is MISLEADING!

Screenshot of the video extracted from X; Insert misleading verdict
Screenshot of the video extracted from X; Insert misleading verdict

A close look at the footage shows that inscription on some of the signages and billboards were written in English contrary to mandarin which is the primary mode of communication in China.

A check on some of the signage inscription Foxy Bar, Butterfly Bar and Myth Night from the video on google maps showed that Foxy bar and Butterfly bar were in the same street, Red Light District, Patayya, Chon Buri, Thailand. While Myth Night is in Made in Thailand District, Chon Buri, Thailand.

Patayya is known for it’s bustling nightlife which is promoted by what is known as bar girls often dressed in similar clothings depends on the club or bar they are promoting.

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Also a check on the watermark that was popping on the video Dugacy Media revealed that the user always showcase nightlife hospitality in different countries.

THE VERDICT

The claim that video shows women scantily dressed in China is misleading; the location is Thailand.

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Seasoned fact-checker and researcher Fatimah Quadri has written numerous fact-checks, explainers, and media literacy pieces for The FactCheckHub in an effort to combat information disorder. She can be reached at sunmibola_q on X or [email protected].

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