Turkish Luppo Candy Causes Paralysis?
This is a Great Example of Fake News
Luppo, is a company in Turkey that manufactures candy. They export their products to many countries around the world.
The video is viral and shows this candy being opened and two white pills are exposed. The video shows this warning:
“ALERT! These packets of snack are dangerous! Made in Turkey and exported to USA & Israel … inside each cake are tablets that cause paralysis!!! DO NOT EAT, DO NOT BUY! PLZ FWD…”
It looks all very real. The video has been viewed over 2 million times. So, many who see it believe it as fact. However, some people have vetted the video and what it shows. The manufacturer, Luppo, denounced the video as "terrorism" to the consumer primarily targeting Americans and Israelis. But, the video has also appeared in in Mexico.
It is unclear when or how the two white pills are inserted, or if they were. That is because Luppo does make a coconut creme bar sold only in Iraq. The two white objects that look like pills are actually coconut balls for flavoring.
Oddly, investigators indicate the footage was most likely filmed in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, because the language heard towards the end of the clip is Sorani, a Kurdish language.
It seems the white pills were manually inserted into the candy bar. The intent, since we know the origin of the video, is political. Kurds are angry with America for Trump abandoning them along the Turkish border, and rightly so. Trump acted rashly and few agree his brilliant move was anything but that. That said, the Kurds are also long time enemies of the Turkish government. They also do not want to be part of Iraq, where many of them live. But Mexico? As for Israel, perhaps the person who created this has a personal vendetta.
This video shows how fake news happens and how millions may believe fake news because they do not investigate what the truth is. This applies to political ads as well and addresses the need for social media companies like FB to monitor and remove such obvious acts of consumer terrorism to scare a targeted group. Think of this fake video or post whenever you read any political ads or suspicious videos or posts.