Independent streams of fake “live” video-space

The Independent

The Independent online-newspaper has a video stream, it is described as “live from space” on its Facebook page – but the film material was recorded in 2015.

More than 180,000 people in the video viewed during the “live” broadcast, with at least 2,000 parts of the post.

The stream is terminated shortly after the BBC contacted the paper, and since it will be deleted.

A spokesman for the Independent, said he regretted that “human error led to the error.”

The original footage was taken by astronaut Terry Virts during a spacewalk in February, 2015.

A one-hour recording of the space walk, was published to YouTube in April that year.

Independent / Facebook / Youtube

It is not the first time this particular recording was shared live on social media and falsely said.

In the year 2015, some 26m people watched the exact same film material on the Viral USA Facebook page.

While in 2016, the very popular Facebook page Unilad points of contact with the “live” stream. This video seems to show the Russian cosmonauts on the International space station.

Independent / Facebook / Youtube

The Independent, the observer asked to comment on the video where you were.

It is not clear where the paper referred to, or why she chose to stream on Sunday.

His spokesman told the BBC: “The Independent removed a social media post this afternoon, after it was brought to our attention that a video stream of the we believe to be – and we have described how to live” was, in fact, footage from some time ago.”

Nasa has previously advised people to check their official social media accounts to see if a “live” broadcast.

George Pierpoint, UGC and Social News