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- This video was altered.
A video recently shared on Facebook appears to show Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, Canada, promoting X owner Elon Musk’s "latest project," which he touts as a moneymaking opportunity exclusive to Canadians.
But this video was altered.
A Nov. 3 Facebook post sharing it was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
The original footage of Ford, from September, shows him criticizing interest rate hikes and the Bank of Canada.
But they’re fake, and so is this video. We rate it False.
Facebook post, Nov. 3, 2023
CBC News, 'Enough is enough,' Ford tells Bank of Canada about interest rate hikes, Sept. 5, 2023
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