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Viral Dallas Tornado Video Debunked as misleading

A viral video showing a massive tornado in Dallas was revealed as a misleading mix of fake and old footage, sparking concerns about weather misinformation on social media.

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A viral video showing a massive tornado tearing through Dallas has been revealed as a misleading compilation of fake and old footage. This has sparked concerns about weather-related misinformation on social media. However, it has brought attention to the severe weather that has impacted the region recently.

The deceptive video starts with computer-generated imagery (CGI) of a tornado, which gained traction on various platforms. Subsequent video clips are sped-up footage from well-known tornado events from other locations and times.

Dallas locals disputed the video's authenticity on social media. One user wrote, "I live in Dallas and that DID NOT happen," repeating others.

While this video is fake, it's important to note that the Dallas-Fort Worth area and surrounding regions have experienced severe weather recently. Last month, powerful storms hit the central and southern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend, causing at least 21 fatalities and extensive destruction.

In North Texas, a tornado claimed seven lives in a mobile home park in Cooke County. The storms also caused significant damage in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kentucky, leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

"The destruction continued a grim month of deadly severe weather in the U.S.," noted a local report, highlighting the ongoing challenges faced by tornado-prone communities.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has been monitoring and issuing warnings. The viral video doesn't show current events, but it's a reminder of the dangers of severe weather in the region.

Dallas-Fort Worth might have thunderstorms and a "low end" tornado possibility, according to recent forecasts. However, this is unrelated to the viral video.

This incident highlights the importance of verifying information from official sources during severe weather events. The National Weather Service is the most reliable source for up-to-date and accurate weather information.

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