A Pakistani politician, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, became the centre of attention for internet trolls after mistaking GTA 5 footage for real life.
GTA footage for real life, no way!
Gaming graphics are, indeed, getting more realistic these days. Look at Grand Theft Auto (GTA) for instance. The difference between Carl Johnson in GTA: San Andreas (2004) and Trevor Philips in GTA 5 (2013) is huge.
Their graphics team does a great job making the virtual Los Santos look like a real city too.
GTA 5 footage mistaken for real life
Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Secretary General for Pakistan’s Awami Tehreek political party, literally thought a three-minute video of GTA 5 posted on youtube, was real life.
The footage shows an airplane narrowly missing a fuel-tanker moments before it stopped on the runway. Here’s what he tweets:
Here’s the actual footage
Check out the time Pakistan messed up a live Facebook stream
Last month, Pakistani politician Shaukat Yousafzai live-streamed a press conference, but it turned into a comedy of errors.
Part of the live stream had a ‘cat filter’ on, at a time during a serious debate, meaning Yousafzai and the speakers and artificial cat ears and whiskers! Check it out: