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CNN uses screenshot from ‘Fallout 4’ to show how Russians hack things

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posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal



CNN used a freakin' video game as evidence of supposed Russian hacking.


Chadwickus is correct. It appears CNN used the Fallout images as filler, or stock footage.

I do not see where they claim that specific footage or imagery was actual evidence, as you claim.




posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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originally posted by: jappee
At least they did not use this screenshot.






I'm surprised there aren't any meme + meme here yet...



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 07:45 AM
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Alright here's the best I could do in however long that just took:






posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

That's actually pretty good




posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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I miss the old days when walter Cronkite would just verbally present the news and if there was some video footage of what he was verbally reporting, they would show the footage.

if they tried to do that with this story it would be a very short story:

"president Obama and the CIA claim Russian hacked the dnc and hillary`s home server"

that would be the end of the story because there is no evidence for the MSM to even verbally describe for the viewers.

all these graphics and visual presentations are meant as a subliminal substitute for the lack of real evidence.attach graphics and images to the words " Russia did it" and subconsciously people will think that they have actually seen some type of solid evidence.
Basically they are trying to create news instead of just reporting news.

edit on 3-1-2017 by Tardacus because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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Typically, I would jump on the band wagon and trash CNN, but they did nothing wrong or out of ordinary here. They are not hackers and thus do not know what to actually use for this type of segment filler. No, they just grabbed the best looking stock footage (an unlicensed photo on the web that allows people to use for free, or even pay for the rights to use over and over) and went with it. Some production assistant may even be a fallout gamer or fan and chose this shot purposefully. At least they didn't use an old picture of Angelina Jolie from the old movie Hackers.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:29 PM
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It's not called stock footage....It's called B ROLL!!!





posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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Sub message is clear: Russian involvement is as real as our computer image.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: JDeLattre89

They could have just had some footage showing someone from behind typing on a computer, cut to a zoom shot on their hands. They're effectively real-time film producers. That they'd even know to pull up "footage" from a game, what game, etc, muddies the case in their defense.

Maybe they expect everyone to envision Russian computers to look like that post apocalyptic style look. I'd roll on this explanation.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: JDeLattre89

Maybe they expect everyone to envision Russian computers to look like that post apocalyptic style look. I'd roll on this explanation.


It was first what crossed my mind



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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I mean they could have used any smartphone or PC that is less than 5 years old.

Picking a computer in an alternate timeline where transistors were only 10 years old before the world went into nuclear winter is just silly.
They could of went with something cool like hacking in the matrix if they wanted to get silly with it.

Sure its not actual footage to be taken literally but at the end of the day it makes them looks stupid.

It would be like a news story on a rat infestation and then showing a picture of mickey mouse.



posted on Jan, 3 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Had to spit my damn coffee over that meme!!!



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 04:27 AM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Do you have the link to the CNN article as from the screenshot it looks like they're only using that image as stock photo for the header image, they're not claiming it is from Russia. All media use stock photos even the non fake news websites.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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Doesn't matter what it is.

If you talking about hacking use cybercommand for effs sake.

Ya know people that actually know what they are talking about.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

They're so stupid they don't have any idea what hacking looks like...



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: Brainiac

Tell that to shutterstock, who have hundreds of similar themed images and videos available.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: daftpink

It's a video, I posted it on the first page




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