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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke September 15, 2022

No, this isn’t a real clip of Hillary Clinton popping a paper bag

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  • This is a fictional work labeled as a parody on a French website. It doesn’t show the real Bill and Hillary Clinton. 

In a low-quality Facebook video of what appears to be a White House press conference, a woman standing by the lectern in a red suit blows up a brown paper bag and pops it, creating a loud bang. She cackles as men rush to protect a person we can only assume is the president of the United States. 

Though the man standing behind the lectern in the Aug. 5 video  doesn’t sound like former President Bill Clinton, he resembles him. And the red-suited woman resembles his wife, former Secretary of State and former first lady Hillary Clinton. 

The Facebook post sharing this video was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook.)

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The name of a website appears on the Facebook video — Searching for the words "culturepub," "clinton" and "bag," we found another version of the video on the French site. 

There, the clip is much lighter and clearer, making it obvious these people aren’t the Clintons. And in French, the video is clearly labeled as a parody. 

We rate claims that this video shows the real Clintons Pants on Fire!


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