Danish Channel TV2 Apologizes For Using Assassin’s Creed Screen Shot In A News Report About Syria

by
Fatimah Mazhar
TV2 anchor, Cecilie Beck, reading out news about Syria and the background used for the report is basically a screen shot from a violent computer game called the Assassin’s Creed.

Danish Media has apologized for their news report error.

Assassin’s Creed

TV2 anchor, Cecilie Beck, reading out news about Syria and the background used for the report is basically a screen shot from a violent computer game called the Assassin’s Creed.

Assassin’s Creed

Jacob Nybroe, head of news at the channel TV2, has been forced to apologize for the mistake after the error was highlighted in the social media. A designer had pulled out the image of Damascus skyline from YouTube. The error was committed because Danish TV news bosses thought ‘violent computer game pictures were real life Syria’. The news channel head later talked about verifying images used for making reports.

The screen grab was shared over the internet and went viral which then caught the attention of Danish media and they eventually had to apologize.

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