FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Migrants In Canada Living By Train Tracks?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purportedly shows migrants living near a train track in Canada.

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate.

Fact Check:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection 7.2 million people have crossed the U.S. southern border illegally since 2021, Fox News reported. The outlet reported there have been 961,537 border encounters in the current fiscal year.

A post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, allegedly shows a large group of migrants with nowhere to go living by an active high-speed train in Toronto, Canada. The caption reads, “With no place to live, Trudeau’s immigrants are forced to live near the GO Train in Toronto.”

The claim is inaccurate. The video is from Lagos, Nigeria. The Guardian Nigeria posted the video on YouTube reporting that it was taken in Lagos. Al Jazeera covered the story and also placed it in Lagos. (RELATED: Video Claims To Show Chinese Communist Party Destroying Mosque)

The Commissioner, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab Lagos State addressed this issue saying that the tracks will be cleared off.

The GoTrain in Toronto features a green logo on the front of the train. The video does not show a train with that logo.

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim Saudi Arabia and Qatar supported strikes on Houthis.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter