Just a few weeks after a Pakistani politician’s press conference was streamed live on Facebook with the cat filter on, another politician has shown us the importance of not believing everything you see on the Internet.
Pakistan’s Awami Tehreek secretary general tweeted a video of a passenger jet pilot narrowly avoiding an oil tanker parked on the runway during landing. “Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by the pilot’s presence of mind.” he tweeted on July 5th. Fortunately for potential passengers, but unfortunately for the secretary general, the video clip is animated and comes from the game Grand Theft Auto 5.
It is not a surprise that the amount of trolling that ensued was not very good publicity for such a public person and the tweet has since been deleted, but the YouTube video, which is from the start obviously animated, is still online: