Fact Check: WWII CGI Animation Does NOT Show February 2022 Conflict In Ukraine

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  • by: Sarah Thompson
Fact Check: WWII CGI Animation Does NOT Show February 2022 Conflict In Ukraine WWII Animation

Does this video show Ukrainians firing bullets at Russian fighter jets? No, that's not true: This is footage from a computer-generated animation and is not video of an authentic conflict happening at the current time.

The original animation was posted on the Instagram account of the artist Borisao Blois on October 8, 2021. A copy of the animated video was posted on Facebook, where it was published by the page C Paul David on February 24, 2022. It was captioned:

Ukraine firing bullets at Russian fighter jets,...

This is how the post appeared on Facebook at the time of writing:

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(Image source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Feb 25 20:42:38 2022 UTC)

The original copy of this video was posted on Instagram on October 8, 2021. The translated caption is:

POV: You are going to die. ☠️

What humanity once saw

#war #ww2 #aesthetic #worldwarii #he111 #battle #bombing #blitz #1940s

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(Image source: Instagram screenshot taken on Fri Feb 25 20:54:01 2022 UTC)

Blois also has a YouTube channel where this animation was included in a longer video in a playlist titled WW2. Blois has also posted animations of dancing skeletons and a feeding fish.

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  Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson lives with her family and pets on a small farm in Indiana. She founded a Facebook page and a blog called “Exploiting the Niche” in 2017 to help others learn about manipulative tactics and avoid scams on social media. Since then she has collaborated with journalists in the USA, Canada and Australia and since December 2019 she works as a Social Media Authenticity Analyst at Lead Stories.


 

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