ABC News apologized Monday after broadcasting a fake video claiming to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurdish civilians in northern Syria.
During Sunday’s “ABC World News Tonight,” host Tom Llamas played footage “appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town.” In reality, the video was taken during a military gun demonstration in Kentucky and published to YouTube in 2017, Gizmodo reported.
ABC News told Mediaite in a statement Monday that the fake video was also broadcast on “Good Morning America.” The network said it had launched an investigation into how the footage made it to air.
“We’ve taken down video that aired on ‘World News Tonight Sunday’ and ‘Good Morning America’ this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy,” the network said. “ABC News regrets the error.”