Russian military cites game screenshot as “evidence” of US ISIS support

Found on Ars Technica on Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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In now-deleted social media images, the Russian Ministry of Defense used what is almost certainly a screenshot from a mobile game as part of its supposed evidence that the United States military was supporting ISIS troops in Syria.

As games continue to become more realistic (especially at a cursory glance), it's going to become easier and easier to intentionally use their imagery as a stand-in for reality to less observant viewers.

It's not like that has not happened before. Those who remember the US invasion of Iraq also remember that it turned out that the satellite images used as evidence never existed and were faked to justify a first strike.