Trolls are using this life-like video game to spread misinformation about the Ukraine war

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Soldiers clashing in burnt-out cities, warplanes being shot down by missiles, drones blasting tanks: these images look life-like but are actually taken from war video games like “Arma 3”. And they are feeding the flow of misinformation. Clips from the game – often with “Live” or “Breaking news” banners added to make them look more authentic – have frequently been used in fake videos claiming to have been captured during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The ease with which they deceive the public, and sometimes even television broadcasters, has become a source of concern for researchers. It is …

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