Newsroom, Aug 15: A one-and-a-half-year-old video has now started going viral on social media platforms with a claim that the King of Bahrain arrived in Dubai with his robot bodyguard.
A text message with the viral post claims: “King of Bahrain arrives in Dubai with his robot bodyguard fitted 360 with cameras and inbuilt pistols. Technology is moving very fast than ever in history.”
Since its upload on several accounts, the video has garnered millions of views and thousands of reactions across social media platforms.
It is clear from the reaction of some viewers that the video is being perceived just as what is being claimed, that the ‘King of Bahrain arrived in Dubai with a robotic bodyguard.’
What’s the fact?
When coastaldigest.com fact-checked the post, it realised that the fake news was moving faster than the technology.
The video of the robot which went viral was in fact a clip from an International Defence Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi in February 2019.
The eight-foot tall robot, known as Titan was the centre of attraction at the exhibition. Visitors were stunned by the robot which used to comes out wearing a military vest every after an hour to greet them in Arabic and English.
The man in the video is also not the Emir of Bahrain. The Emir of Bahrain is Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.