Iowa Collapse Drone Footage Used For Russia Story
The right-leaning television network, Newsmax, has faced public backlash for employing drone footage from a building collapse in Davenport, Iowa, while reporting on a Drone Strike in Moscow, Russia.
This past Sunday, a six-story building in Davenport partially collapsed. The city’s officials are currently assessing whether further rescue attempts are feasible, given the risk of the building’s complete collapse. Following the incident, five individuals are yet to be found, with two of them suspected to still be in the building, as reported by CNN.
However, on Wednesday, Newsmax utilized images of the Davenport incident during a report on a drone attack in Moscow, presented by Greta Van Susteren. By doing so, the network could potentially mislead its audience into associating the pictured destruction with the drone strike, which took place thousands of miles away.
The aforementioned drone attack is the first to have targeted a civilian area in Russia since the onset of…