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These visuals do not show a real nuclear attack; They are from a video game


A purported video of a nuclear attack on earth recorded from space is being shared on social media as a real incident. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: Aerial view of nuclear attack on Earth.

Fact: Visuals show a clip from the video game ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’, and not a real incident. Hence the claim made in this post is MISLEADING.

We searched the internet with relevant keywords and found that the extended version of the video was uploaded on YouTube on 01 April 2020. As per the title and description, this scene is from a video game called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 initially released in 2009 and Campaign Remastered in 2020. Viral clip can be from 1:07 minutes in the YouTube video.

To sum it up, a clip from a video game is shared as real incident of nuclear attack on earth.


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