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Footage of 2011 Japan tsunami misrepresented as Taiwan earthquake

“Tsunami in Taiwan on the morning of April 3, 2024,” says text over the video, which racked up more than 235,000 views on TikTok.

Users reposted the same clip across TikTok, including in Spanish. It also spread in multiple languages on other platforms such as X, where disinformation has accelerated since billionaire Elon Musk’s 2022 takeover.

Tsunami hits Taiwan following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that devastated parts of the nation,” said one now-deleted post on the site.