Indian Media Called Out For Using Shooting Game Footage As Propaganda Against Pakistan
According to details, the Indian news channels claim they sourced the video, showing airstrikes by Pakistani drones in Panjshir Valley against resistance fighters, from Hasti TV.
Lately, renowned Indian news channels, Republic TV and Zee Hindustan, have been broadcasting a piece of breaking news: Pak forces fighting on the Taliban’s behalf. As evidence of the information, the media channels have been running footage of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) attacking the anti-Taliban fighters in Panjshir Valley.
According to details, the Indian news channels claim they sourced the video, showing airstrikes by Pakistani drones in Panjshir Valley against resistance fighters, from Hasti TV. During the broadcast, the anchor can be heard claiming that Pakistan was behind the attack.
While the news was already being broadcasted on TV, Republic TV went a step forward and posted the video on social media too with the caption:
Pakistan army supporting Taliban against Northern Alliance in Panjshir.
Soon various Indian media outlets caught wind of the news and started sharing the video, repeating the same claim: Pakistani Air Force attacking Panjshir. Eventually, the footage started trending on Twitter.
The video is FAKE
A Twitter user took to the social media platform to correct the media channels attempt to disgrace Pakistan and stated:
The ‘exclusive’ video that your team has accessed of airstrikes at Panjshir Valley is actually from a video game, Arma-3.
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) September 6, 2021
More people called out Indian media channels for creating the fake news
Indian journalist Swati Chaturvedi tweeted:
No bigger disgrace to journalism than the shouty clown & his channel https://t.co/4GQDmZaQK2
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) September 6, 2021
Another Twitter user said:
It’s not that Pakistani 5th Gen Warriors aren’t as skilled, but I think they just lack the sheer brazen confidence that Indian 5th Gen Warriors have https://t.co/6ZtlUrh84K
— Fahad Desmukh (@desmukh) September 6, 2021
Schooling the channel for broadcasting the fake news, a Twitter user wrote:
This is so embarrassing and misleading at the same time. It’s a shame that we let channels like @republic test our sensibilities time and again. Shame on us for letting them exist. https://t.co/8zTGwc96kf
— Aniket Bose (@ABnormalConnect) September 6, 2021
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