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Danish TV station TV2 has admitted to having used a screen shot from Assassin's Creed to illustrate the Damascus skyline, reports The Times of Israel.

TV2 head of News Jacob Nybroe said that the picture used as a backdrop to news anchor Cecilie Beck on February 26 was taken from Ubisoft's open-world action game.

Apparently, one of TV2's employees found the Assassin's Creed image online and thought it was a photo of the Damascus skyline, which fit nicely with the report on Syria.

Nybroe said it was a bad mistake to make and acts as a "reminder to us all of the importance of verifying the sources of pictures".

Source: Times of Israel

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p0rtalthinker

lol oh boy
Posted 00:07 on 12 March 2013
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Woodfella

I was gonna do a joke about their report on the pope resigning and put a picture of the pope from assassins creed up(which would've been hilarious) but I cant be bothered.
Posted 20:20 on 11 March 2013
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Batmamerc

Quality researchers on news channels, they've used arma 2 footage for real war a halo unsc emblem for the United Nations one and now this, maybe gameplay is real life after all.
Posted 19:17 on 11 March 2013
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rbevanx

I thought the CNN cock up was the best where their map showed London was in Norwich.
Posted 18:06 on 11 March 2013
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EverTheOptimist

Muppets!
Posted 15:28 on 11 March 2013
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Njeezy

Could they really not tell that was from a game? The graphics for the original Assassin's Creed while good, weren't exactly phenomenal.
Posted 15:19 on 11 March 2013

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