Nov 20, 2017
Independent streams fake 'live' space video on Facebook
The Independent online newspaper has streamed a video it described as "Live from space" on its Facebook page - but the footage was recorded in 2015. More than 180,000 people viewed the video during the "Live" broadcast, with at least 2,000 sharing the post. While in 2016 the hugely popular Facebook page Unilad shared a similar "Live" stream. The Independent asked viewers of the video to comment on it with where they were watching from. Its spokesman told the BBC: "The Independent removed a social media post this afternoon after it was brought to our attention that a video stream we believed to be - and which we described as - live was in fact footage from some time ago."
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