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Fact or Fiction: Iranian tv uses black bars to cover female athletes?

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 16:48:24-04

(KGTV) - Does Iranian tv really use black bars and other symbols to cover women's bodies during track and field events?


A video going around social media claims to show how Iranian television covers up the bodies of female athletes while they race.

But it's a fake.

While Iranian tv sometimes won't show entire events, it never uses the black-bar-censorship technique to try to cover up the athletes' bodies.