Quick Check: Old photos from Venezuela shared as ‘People throwing money on streets of Italy as it could not save them from COVID-19’


A couple of photos are being shared on Facebook with a claim that people in Italy are throwing money on the streets as money could not save them from COVID-19. FACTLY has found the photos are old and were taken in Venezuela, not in Italy. People threw the notes on the road as they were of little value due to hyperinflation in Venezuela.

Claim – Facebook post (archived)
Fact – https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2019/04/socialist-venezuela-today-thats-money.html


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