Fake News: Iran Says It Attacked Tel Aviv Metro

Unfortunately, this type of fake news is quickly gobbled up by the masses in the Middle East, creating false impressions of the conflict with Israel.

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Iran, Media
Workers at an underground stretch of the new Tel Aviv light rail, which is still far from operational.
Workers at an underground stretch of the new Tel Aviv light rail, which is still far from operational. Photo: Moshe Shai/FLASH90

Fake news in the Arab and Iranian media is nothing new. In fact, it’s rampant. One story in particular caught the attention of Israelis.

Iran’s Tasnim News, which is connected to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), reported today that an Iranian cyber attack had crippled Tel Aviv’s metro system.

The report was accompanied by a recent photo of a new train stopped on an underground track in Tel Aviv.

The only problem? Tel Aviv doesn’t yet have a functioning metro. It’s still under construction.

When it’s finished, the Tel Aviv Metro will be mostly above ground, with some subterranean sections.

The photo attached to the Tasnim report is real, but is a new train being tested on a short portion of track, and not a publicly accessible metro system.

Unfortunately, this type of fake news is quickly gobbled up by the masses in the Middle East, creating false impressions of the conflict with Israel.

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