CLAIM: South Korea has aimed its missiles at China
THE FACTS: A local video circulating online with the caption; ““NAGKATUTUKAN NA!! South Korea NAKATUTOK NA ANG MISSILE Sa PWERSA NG CHINA (Aiming at each other! South Korea’s missile is now aimed at China’s forces)!” was posted by a Filipino Facebook page on Feb 21.
This is mere clickbait as the thumbnail shown is from a 2018 Associated Press image of German soldiers fighting missiles in Greece and a superimposed image of Chinese President Xi Jinping beside it to make it look like he gave the order.
This video was released amid rising tension between the Philippines and China following the use of a military-grade laser by a Chinese ship aimed at the Philippine Coast Guard. This was one of the “concerning developments” discussed in a call between the Philippines and the US that aimed to strengthen security cooperation between the two.
It was deflecting what happened to out Coast Guards with a fake international maritime crisis.