This video doesn’t show an actual wind turbine exploding

Published: 30th Apr 2019

In brief


A video apparently shows a wind turbine shattering and collapsing during high winds.


The video is a digital animation which was not meant to be interpreted as real.

 This post shared on Facebook over 210,000 times showing a wind turbine shattering and collapsing during a storm isn’t real. The person who shared it even warns “Just so people know this video is fake sorry if I have spread "Fake News"", although some commenters seem to have thought it was real.

It seems to originate from an Instagram post from February by a self-described 3D artist and motion designer, and is part of a collection of similar digital animations.

This article is part of our work factchecking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as satire because the video clearly wasn’t meant to be interpreted as real.


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