Scripted video of money extortion is falsely shared in the name of Christmas donation.

Claim

Christmas spirit choked by extortion rackets fostered by Kerala’s Left ecosystem. High on drugs and alcohol, goons are forcefully extorting money in the name of Christmas donation! Kerala turned into a hub of drugs by the Left, holding the youth captive for their political interests.

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Explanation

Former Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) National Secretary Anoop Antony shared a video on X(formerly Twitter) on 27, December 2023 and claimed that the Christmas celebration is choked by extortion rackets by the left ecosystem and some youth forcefully extorted money in Kerala in the name of Christmas donations and these goons are high on drugs. He also mentioned that Kerala has turned into a hub of drugs, Left is holding youth captive for political interest.

A similar claim was shared by others and can be seen here, here, here and here.

What is the truth?

We ran a reverse search image using the keyframes of the viral video and we found the original video posted on 26, December 2023 by a Facebook account named Sujith Ramachandran.

The Facebook post describes that the video is created for awareness purposes.  He also mentioned and tagged all the characters’ original names who acted in this video.

According to this Facebook post, we found that the viral video is scripted and is being shared with false narratives. 

Conclusion

The viral video showing money extortion in the name of Christmas donation is scripted and it has no links to extortion rackets in Kerala.

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