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Fact Check: Did 5.1 Billion People Watched The Queen Elizabeth II Funeral?

Fact Check: Did 5.1 Billion People Watched The Queen Elizabeth II Funeral?

Fact Check: Did 5.1 Billion People Watched The Queen Elizabeth II Funeral?

The claim: “5.1 Billion people watched the Queen’s Funeral, 63% of the worlds population”

For many hours now, fake screenshots of a message have been circulating online. Several people from different countries have tweeted about it.

According to a tweet sent on September 19 on Twitter, “The BBC is reporting that 5.1 billion people watched the funeral, that’s around 63.2% of the world’s population and the largest single event seen or streamed in history.” A photograph of Buckingham Palace is featured in it.

Over 10,600 people shared the Facebook post in the first four hours after it was published.

In its first five hours, the original tweet on September 19 received more than 25,000 likes. Many Twitter accounts have published variations of the same viral content.

The claim: "5.1 Billion people watched the Queen’s Funeral, 63% of the worlds population"
The claim: “5.1 Billion people watched the Queen’s Funeral, 63% of the worlds population”

However, the number of people that watched the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was never announced by BBC News. The tweet and image, according to some British individuals, are fake.

The user who shared the post on Twitter has been contacted by MandyNews.com, however they have not yet replied to our email.

The screenshot is fake.

The photograph is fake, according to a well-known British Twitter user.

On the network’s website, there is no sign of the alleged BBC News piece.

Our Rating: Fake News

Based on our assessment, we rate a screenshot and post that claims 5.1 billion people, or 63% of the world’s population, watched the Queen’s funeral as false. The screenshot and Post are fake, according to a well-known user on British Twitter.

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