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Ukraine war footage being shared on social media is from video games

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Footage from video games similar to ArmA III and DCS: World have been unfold on social media claiming to be footage from the Ukraine war.

As reported by Bloomberg, Facebook, lately rebranded as Meta, has been struggling to confirm footage and claims being unfold on the social media platform surrounding the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Head of Meta’s safety Nathaniel Gleicher claims {that a} particular activity power is in place by way of Twitter:

“In response to the unfolding military conflict in Ukraine, we have established a Special Operations Center to respond in real time. It is staffed by experts (including native speakers) so we can closely monitor the situation and act as fast as possible.”

Despite this footage from war game ArmA III had greater than 110,000 concurrent viewers on the platform claiming to be from the war in Ukraine. The footage has since been eliminated. Despite being from a game the footage can look very reasonable and is typically edited to make it look as if it’s being reported by way of the information.

IGN has additionally reported comparable footage discovered on Twitter. Footage shared by Ukraine’s defence power’s official Twitter account is reportedly additionally from a video game. The game DCS: World is a practical flight simulator. The footage, seen above, has once more been edited with voice overs to look extra reasonable.

Twitter is additionally making an attempt to fight the unfold of misinformation with tags on some tweets and movies. With the state of affairs growing every single day it is more and more simple to be fooled by misinformation unfold on social media. While sources might appear to be respectable it is vital to confirm all data you obtain earlier than spreading it additional.

In different information, developer Ubisoft, which has two workplaces in Ukraine, has supplied monetary support and alternate housing in neighbouring international locations for its workers in these branches.





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