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Technology No, these YouTube videos don't show Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash

01:55  28 january  2020
01:55  28 january  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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CNET is choosing not to link to the hoax videos here, but the headline of one should've given away the fact that it was fake. It's titled "Video Footage Helicopter crash of Kobe bryant with her daughter," using the "her" pronoun for Bryant. That video was uploaded on Sunday and was still available on Monday afternoon, with more than 1.4 million views. The poster turned comments off, presumably so no one could point out the video was a hoax.

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A second video, also posted Sunday, had more than 325,000 views as of this writing. That video did allow comments, many of which angrily pointed out the video was false and berated the YouTube user for posting it. CNET requested comment from two email addresses listed with that video, but did not receive an immediate response.

YouTube did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

One comment, from YouTube user Renee Franklin, read "Come on people...THIS ISN'T THE SAME. Look at the terrain...California hills don't look like that. And fog was out according to the weather."

On Monday, urban-legends site Snopes.com added a page about the false videos and identifying the actual crash shown in the videos. According to Snopes.com, the crash shown happened in December 2018 in the United Arab Emirates when a rescue helicopter crashed near the world's largest zipline. A BBC story on the crash says four people were killed.

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