More than a year after a new invasion by Russia in the territory of Ukraine, at first it was not surprising to see that people and even television news confused images of the war with a video game, this is what happened in February 2022 where the television channel Spanish Antena3 used images of the title Arma 3 in a summary of the conflict, thinking they were real, as we can see in the video below:
But once again the issue came to the fore after a video that went viral of a Russian plane Sukhoi Su-25 landing on an aircraft carrier in an impossible way, which turned out to be fake and which corresponded to the game Digital Combat Simulator, currently available on Steam. That didn’t stop many users celebrating the feat of Russian aviation as real, reposting on Telegram as well as Twitter.
However, what may seem obvious to many of us, was not obvious to a large number of people, and then it began to spread as the truth. Another important fact, which cannot be an excuse, is that when viewing the images on a smartphone it can lead one to think that it is real, that due to the size of the screen, all the details cannot be appreciated as they should. But despite the tests, the user who published the footage knowing that it is false has not deleted it, it continues to be hosted on Twitter, deceiving the most gullible, but now with a warning that usually comes some time after the propagation has already been installed.
In times where games often resemble reality, or images generated by Artificial Intelligence that seem not to be false, it seems prudent to check the information to see if it is true before thinking about going viral.
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