Viral video of female cyclist tearing off van's wing mirror exposed as 'factually incorrect'

Video has been removed from Facebook after receiving nearly 10 million views.

A screengrab of the viral video that has since been removed (Credit: Jungle Creations/YouTube)

(Image credit: Jungle Creations/YouTube)

In the fake news era, it could be surprising that a video of a female cyclist receiving sexist abuse from a van driver, then chasing him down before tearing off his wing mirror after he coincidentally pulls up a hundred metres later, all filmed by a handily-placed GoPro-wielding moped rider was spread across many media outlets seemingly without questions being asked about its authenticity.

The video, which you may have seen posted on Facebook by Viral Thread, found its way onto the websites of many tabloid papers as well as a number of specialist cycling websites, before being taken down by Jungle Creations, the company behind Viral Thread, after questions were asked about whether it could have been staged

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