The situation in Ukraine is a major topic these days and videos and photos depicting the terror of war are being widely shared on social media – some of the real and some of them being misused.
TikTok, Twitter, Instagram are social media where photos and videos are allegedly shared that are supposed to show the horror in Ukraine. Among the many videos from correspondents that are on the scene and realistically depict the situation, there are such videos and photos that are fake.
Videos and photos that are falsely disseminated as scenes from Ukraine – These are actually excerpts from movies and old events
One of the videos that started appearing on the first day of the Russian invasion is a video that shows soldiers saying goodbye to their loved ones.
However, it was later established that this particular video was taken from the Ukrainian film The War of Chimeras, released in 2017.
Damn war …
Here is the capital of Ukraine: scenes of anxiety, farewell, love … pic.twitter.com/rjB2RWkFS9
— naser sadeghi (@nasersadeghi19) February 24, 2022
Among the photos that are widely shared on social networks are photos of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who joined the hostilities. However, these photos were taken in April 2021.
You may mock Zelinsky and call him a standup. You know what? Yes, he is. He is standing up to a military superpower. He has rebuffed America’s offer to evacuate him even though he can hear the rumble of the approaching Russian tanks.
He who does not fear death dies only once. pic.twitter.com/zBqqVr9N9P
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) February 26, 2022
A video is supposed to be shared on Facebook, which should show the military actions from Ukraine, and in fact, after detailed research, it can be determined that it is from Syria and was published in January this year.
There was also a video allegedly showing the airstrike on Kyiv, only to later determine that it was a video made during a 2020 air parade.
Visuals purportedly from #Ukraine are already circulating online an hour after Putin’s announcement, but not all of them are relevant so please try to verify before you share.
This one, viewed nearly 200,000 times on Twitter alone, shows an air show in 2020 pic.twitter.com/BNQc7ddEY2
— Esther Chan (@estherswchan) February 24, 2022
Another video that is being shared en masse is from a Ukrainian plane that allegedly crashed a Russian pilot. For this video the fact-checkers have determined that it is from the video game Digital Combat Simulator World.
Crazy footage of a MiG-29 of the Ukrainian Air Force shooting down a Su-35 fighter jet of #Russia’s Air Force over Ukraine’s capital #Kyiv today. Likely using the R-73 infrared homing missile. #Ukraine #RussiaInvadesUkraine #worldwar3 #WorldWarIII #WWIII pic.twitter.com/MWGRfhnexB
— Ukrainelive (@Ukrainelive5) February 25, 2022
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