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MSNBC Claims Video Game Screen Capture Is Ukraine War Footage

'These are the same people who lobby Big Tech companies to deplatform conservatives over “mean Tweets” and memes... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Retired four-star general and MSNBC “military analyst” Barry R. McCaffrey posted video game footage to Twitter then called it a display of Ukraine’s air strength against Russia, the Post Millennial reported.

McCaffrey’s footage was from a YouTube video promotion for the video game ARMA 3, a PC game that came out in 2013. The video is titled: “Russian MiG-29’s Get Shot Down By Air Defense System | Arma 3 #Shorts #Airdefense #Arma3.”

Conservative pundit Benny Johnson called attention to the video’s inauthenticity, which prompted McCaffrey to remove the post soon thereafter.

“Why is Left-Wing corporate media allowed to spread “misinformation” about a war, while they advocate for Censorship of Conservatives and Fact Checking of Memes?” Johnson wrote.

Fortunately some took screenshots of the post before McCaffrey deleted it.

McCaffrey’s initial tweet claimed to have captured footage of Russian planes being taken down by Ukrainian air defense teams.

“Russian aircraft getting nailed by UKR missile defense,” he originally tweeted.

“Russians are losing large numbers of attack aircraft. UKR air defense becoming formidable,”

Wanting to get in on the action, the Washington Post‘s Max Boot shared McCaffrey’s initial tweet.

In recent weeks, McCaffrey has called on Ukraine to “absorb new military technology” and added that Russia’s invasion has thus far been a “strategic disaster.”

The incident reflected the recent “Ghost of Kyiv” scam, which was actually footage posted from a “Digital Combat Simulator.”

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