The Russian Ministry of Defence has released an image it claimed showed US forces covering the retreat of so-called Islamic State fighters. Proof, it said, of collaboration between the two sides.
The only problem? The image is actually from a video game named AC-130 Gunship Simulator. Specifically, the image comes from gameplay footage uploaded to YouTube by its little-known developer (thanks, PCGamesN).
Journalist Eliot Higgins was first to notice the Russian MOD’s Twitter post as fake news:games