VERA FILES FACT CHECK: More FB pages FALSELY show gameplay videos as legit ‘Israel-Hamas’ footage

Videos show footage of fighting between Hamas militants and the Israeli military in October 2023

Facebook page DOT1 10/10/2023 False

Videos show footage from Arma 3

While the Israeli military and Hamas militants continue to exchange fire this week, several Facebook pages misrepresented fictitious video game content as real combat footage taken during the conflict.

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YouTube channel Compared Comparison, M1 Abrams Tank Firing – Su-25 going down – C-RAM – SAM Defense System – Military Simulation – ArmA 3, Jan. 28, 2023

YouTube channel USMC, JUST NOW! Ukraine’s First Ballistic Missile Blow Up Russian Headquarter of the 5th Army near Moscow, Sept. 12, 2023

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