An alleged phrase by Jim Carrey has gone viral in recent days, who would have said that “the virus demonstrated how easily the world can be manipulated through fear simply by controlling the media, academia and medicine.” The above is false. There is no record that the actor has uttered such words.
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- An alleged phrase circulating on Facebook that actor Jim Carrey would have pronounced: “The virus demonstrated how easily the world can be manipulated through fear, simply by controlling the media, academia and medicine.” However, it is false that he said it.
- Fast Check CL He did not find any support in the press or on his Twitter that proves what is circulating on social networks. In addition, fact checking media in the United States and Australia ruled out that the origin came from him.
For Elijah Miranda
Through Facebook, an alleged phrase of the well-known American actor and comedian has gone viral on a massive scale, Jim Carrey, interpreter of renowned films such as The Mask, The Truman Show, among others. The quotes attributed are: “The virus demonstrated how easily the world can be manipulated through fear, simply by controlling the media, academia and medicine”.
One of the publications circulating is recent; however, we detect through CrowdTangle a series of images and descriptions in which the supposed phrase said by Carrey is affirmed (1,2,3,4,5,6), circulating since at least 2020.
Likewise, there are two images in which the imputed phrase is noted, with small differences in its wording, but which do not change the underlying argument.
There is no record of the phrase
Fast Check CL performed two advanced searches. First with the exact phrase in Spanish and then with its translation into English. In neither of the two cases were there coincident results that could support the alleged words of the actor.
In addition, commands (“”; +; site) were used to further search, but the finding was useless. Nor is it noted that specialized Hollywood media have reported the alleged phrase.
It should be noted that the publications do not provide any source from which the quote was extracted.
Through its official count on Twitter (the only verified channel), the comedian has sometimes referred to the “virus”, as well as to “covid-19”. But, in the advanced search of the application, nothing is found related to the supposed phrase initially contained. There are only tweets referring to Donald Trump’s management during the pandemic and the rise in infections (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8).
In Wayback Machinewhere the deleted tweets are also archived, we also did not find any trace that allows us to support what is spread on social networks.
The only findings of our search are two articles corresponding to fact checking media, which, like Fast Check CLthey belong to International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).
AAP Fact Check y Check Your Fact They ruled out that the actor had pronounced such a phrase. According to what was recorded, this has been circulating since 2020 in the United States and Australia.
At the time, AAP Fact Check asked the comedian’s publicist, Marleah Leslie, if what was circulating on the platforms was real. «The quote you refer to was not made by my client Jim Carrey“, said.
Fast Check CL declare as false that Jim Carrey has pronounced the sentence imputed to him. We did not find any support that proves what circulates on social networks. In addition, fact checking media in the United States and Australia ruled out that the phrase came from him.