Last month’s ITV blunder, in which the channel accidentally aired footage from Arma II as a genuine IRA video, is to be investigated by media regulators.
The segment aired as part of a documentary called Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA, and purported to show IRA members shooting down a British army helicopter. In fact, the sequence was a player-created clip from the game Arma II.
A similarly named piece of footage, featuring an actual IRA attack on a helicopter, was also available on YouTube, and this mix-up seems to have been the source of the mistake. ITV issued a statement after the incident, blaming “human error”.
Yesterday, regulator Ofcom announced that it would be launching an investigation into the affair to determine whether any broadcasting rules were breached.

Paul Younger
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