Amazon ‘blimp releasing drones’ is fake

TLDR: Created by a visual effects artist. Reposted without sources which leads people to jump to conclusions and share it.

A twitter user posted a video. Didn’t check his sources, didn’t fact check, didn’t question. Just hit post.

He probably got the video from Facebook, where a page called DronesAreSuperb posted it, without sources.

The drone page is managed by someone from China.

Quite possibly a drone manufacturer who supports drones and wants others to as well. So they only post ‘pro drone’ content.

Artist named Zozi

It was a created by effects artist zozi.

The Twitter poster eventually posted a correction. But by then most people had already seen it, and most people are not going to see the correction.

Problems

Millions of views, and the artist gets no credit.

Lots of people see this, and don’t read or look critically. They assume it is real. They repost it, spreading the mis-information.

When people thought it was real, then they find out it is not, they feel sheepish or mislead which may make it harder for them to accept real facts in the future since the ‘can’t trust’ anything.

Solutions

Source your material. Always link. Find the original. Check your sources. Think before you post. Think ‘why would someone post this’?

What is the source?

Sources:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/amazon-drone-releasing-blimp/-

https://twitter.com/zozi009/status/1112550557984514048-

https://www.facebook.com/pg/dronesaresuperb/ads/?ref=page_internal-

https://www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max/overview-

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