War visuals are from video game, not China’s attack on Taiwan

Social media users are sharing visuals claiming China attacked Taiwan recently. In the video, one can see tanks firing shells and helicopters hovering over the sky. The video was uploaded on Facebook user ‘Madrox Plays’. It has gone viral since August 8 on social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  12 Aug 2022 3:34 PM GMT


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Social media users are sharing visuals claiming China attacked Taiwan recently.

In the video, one can see tanks firing shells and helicopters hovering over the sky. The video was uploaded on Facebook user ‘Madrox Plays’. It has gone viral since August 8 on social media.

The video was uploaded with the claim, ‘China attacks Taiwan now’.

Such videos not only spread misinformation but also plant a sense of fear and chaos in society. War is a sensitive yet serious issue. Any fake news can result may affect a large number of people.

Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a keyword search to find images and videos related to any attack between China –Taiwan on 8th August and found no such video from any news source.

NewsMeter closely analyzed the Facebook account ‘Madrox Plays’ and found that the description says, ‘PUBG AND FREE FIRE STREAMER’ which means it’s a video game streaming account in which the gamer streams such gaming bits.

We also found that all the streaming videos on this account have been captioned in the same way. All the videos on the page claim some or other attacks between two countries.

You can view the page here.

The name of the streamed video game here is Arma 3 which is a war game.

Streaming a video game does not affect lives, one may do it for entertainment purposes. But using such misleading captions may cause dangerous repercussions.

It is evident that the video is not real. The visuals are misleading.

Claim Review:This is a visual of China’s attack on Taiwan.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading

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