There are multiple videos circulating in internet claiming Beirut explosion was caused by a missile hitting the containers storing explosive.
The true CATASTROPHIC EXPLOSION ???? of the BEIRUT PORT..please watch it Carefully..a MISSILE hit the CONTAINER before the explosion ???? pic.twitter.com/nNDCQI9ysH
— Elie Abi Najem (@elidestar) August 6, 2020
Verdict:- Fake News
Explanation:- It is clear case of video editing used for manipulating the video. In the manipulated video, a negative film effect was used to invert the colors, supposedly revealing a missile striking the seaport of Beirut. If you view the video frame by frame, the missile appears bent in the middle and has a cartoonish appearance. As the missile moves closer to the target, its size and the angle doesn’t change. About 8 seconds into the video, the missile disappears before getting close to striking anything.