Viral video of Ukrainian ace fighter pilot shooting down Russian jet is actually from a videogame

Originally published at: Viral video of Ukrainian ace fighter pilot shooting down Russian jet is actually from a videogame | Boing Boing

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The virality of today’s world makes all such news suspect until verified. It’s definitely complicating efforts of journalists who are on the ground trying to report accurate details.

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I’ve seen lot of videos from explosions - some even from Ukraine or Russia - which have nothing to do with the war and happened years ago. Everyone wants the likes.

Anything on Social Media is filed away as “that’s neat” until verified.

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The latest roundup.

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I want to believe.

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Even legit news sources screw up sometimes with sourcing their videos. (And yes, it’s a TIE fighter not a stormtrooper.)

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Two brazilian TV stations showed videogame footage as the real stuff.

It wasn´t the first time. Years ago, one of these same TV stations featured a video game clip as if it were an audition for Mr. Trump’s driver’s seat.

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