Fact Check: Video Game Clip Falsely Linked to Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Date:

A video has surfaced on the Internet with a missile man striking down a helicopter, claiming that a Russian helicopter has been struck down.

The 3:28-minute video further shows combat with forces. The caption reads: “Russi helicopter gunship shot down in flames”

The post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post, and found it to be misleading.

We extracted the keyframes of the video and put them through Google Reverse Image Search. The search led us to several gameplay videos /gaming streams of Arma 3.

We further scanned through the official website of Arma 3, where we found several visuals of the game similar to the video in question.

Based on the description, we ran a keyword search and found that ARMA 3 is an open-world, realism-based, military tactical shooter video game, developed and published by Bohemia Interactive.

NewsMobile has debunked similar posts earlier. The article can be seen herehere and here.

https://newsmobile.in/articles/2022/05/31/fact-check-game-video-goes-viral-as-russian-copter-being-shot-down/

https://newsmobile.in/articles/2022/05/26/fact-check-visuals-from-video-game-falsely-shared-as-drone-attack-on-russian-airfield/

Hence, we can conclude that the video in question is a clip from a video game and has no connection with the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

If you want to fact-check any story, WhatsApp it now on +91 11 7127 9799

Error: Contact form not found.

Click here for Latest News updates and viral videos on our AI-powered smart news

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

Popular

More like this
Related

IPL 2024: Rohit, Naman’s Fifties Go In Vain As Mumbai Indians Concede 18-Run Loss Against LSG

The opening partnership was broken in the ninth over after Naveen-ul-Haq removed Brevis from the crease. After the dismissal, the Mumbai-based franchise started losing quick wickets

India To Attend SCO Council Of Foreign Ministers Meeting In Astana On May 21

Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Dammu Ravi will visit Astana and represent the Indian government in the meeting of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers on May 21

India, UAE Hold Meeting On India Middle East Europe Economic Corridor

According to the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi press release, the IMEEC will provide effective alternate supply routes generating efficiencies and reducing costs

IPL 2024: Pooran, Rahul’s Blitz Power LSG To 214/6 Against Mumbai Indians

Openers KL Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal came out to bat but the LSG didn't get the start that they wanted as the visitors lost the first wicket on the third ball of the match as Padikkal was dismissed by right-arm seamer Nuwan Thushara