Video games have repeatedly intersected with fake news. Whether it is the absurd claim that Hideo Kojima assassinated the former prime minister Shinzo Abe, the deliberate use footage from Arma 3 by Russian media, or the mishaps of CNN and BBC who included video game footage in news reporting. We discuss these cases and many more in order to discern why it keeps happening and what the detrimental consequences might be.
Video game misrepresented as footage of Ukraine invasion (Josh Kelety)
Russian News Accidentally Airs Video Game Clip During Segment On Syrian War (Cecilia D’Anastasio)