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Fact Check: Video Game Visuals Falsely Shared As Drone Attack on Russian Airfield


Amid the ongoing fight with Ukraine, Russia has extensively used drones to destroy ground forces and identify artillery targets. Against this backdrop, a video is being widely shared on social media claiming that it shows an attack on the Russian airfield.

The video is shared on Facebook with the caption: “On Sunday, Bayraktar TB2 Drone bombed Russian military airfield with jets & attack helicopters.”

Here’s the link to the above post


NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be FALSE. 

Using the InVid Tool, we extracted keyframes from the viral video and performed a Reverse Image Search. This search directed us to a YouTube channel that carried the same viral on May 9, 2022. The video description reads: “THIS IS ONLY SIMULATION, NOT REAL LIFE!” 

We checked the YouTube channel and found similar simulation videos uploaded on it. 

The About section of the channel reads: “I make military simulations using Arma 3. Bohemia allows to use their applications and monetize them.”

Thus, it is evident from the above information that visuals from a simulation video are being falsely shared as a drone attack on the Russian airfield. Therefore, the viral claim is false. 


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