Just as it was misused to purport claims about the war in Ukraine, video game footage is being framed on social media as showing violence between Israel and Hamas.
“I.s.r.a.e.l- H.a.m.a.s launches rocket attack on The City,” reads a video’s description in an Oct. 10 Facebook post.
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But watching the video makes clear that this isn’t an authentic recording of a rocket attack. It’s animated, although some of the post’s comments suggest there’s still confusion over whether it’s real.
The account sharing the video describes itself as a “gaming video creator.”
We rate claims this is real footage from the Middle East False.