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Fact Check: Video showing blue-colored apple made in China is fake

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: December 26, 2019

A viral video on Instagram purports to shows a blue-colored apple made in China. The video shows a person cutting a piece out of the blue-colored apple grown on a tree.  Vishvas News investigated and found that the viral post is fake.

Claim

A viral video on Instagram shows a blue-colored apple. The video shows a person cutting a piece out of the blue-colored apple grown on a tree.  The claim in the viral video states that the blue apple is made in China. The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Investigation

Vishvas News started its investigation and found that the video is viral across social media. We found the same post shared by some Facebook users:

The same post is viral on Twitter as well.

On one hand, some social media users expressed concerns about whether the blue apple in the video is a product of Genetic Engineering, on the other hand, some users joked saying Roses are red and Apples are blue. 

Vishvas News observed the video carefully using the Invid tool.

We found certain hints that gave us some clues. You can see the painted signs in some pictures from the video using the InVid magnifier tool. 

Clue 1 of painted sign:

Clue 2 of painted sign:

Clue 3 of painted sign:

We also found that the other fruits in the same tree are of natural color.

One of the users posted the high-quality video of a person cutting the blue-colored apple and we found that the blue color paint is all over his hands:

These hints suggest that the apple shown in the viral video is painted and not the natural colored apple.

Vishvas News spoke to Mr. Neeraj Kant, Asst. Director – Horticulture, NDMC. He said that this is a painted apple and not the actual colored one.

Conclusion

A viral video on Instagram purporting to shows a blue-colored apple made in China is fake. The apple shown in the video is painted in blue color and is not a naturally blue-colored apple.

  • Claim Review : Blue-colored apple made in China
  • Claimed By : Instagram user: infozetx
  • Fact Check : False
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