THE internet is awash with claims that Vladimir Putin used a green screen to fake his last TV appearance after his hand was seen “going through a microphone.”
The viral clip comes amid heightened speculation about the Kremlin despot’s health and whereabouts.
That shows the video that was posted on Reddit on Saturday under the title “Green Screen Detected!” Putin at a table with stewardesses when he appears to be waving his hand through a microphone.
The video was quickly debunked and later deleted and flagged as “misinformation” by moderators, but not before it had generated quite a bit of hype online.
Russia has produced manipulated propaganda videos in the past and was believed to have used one to justify its recent invasion of Ukraine AP.
It has also shut down many independent media outlets across the country, urging state channels not to describe the incursion as a war or invasion.
The visual phenomenon has been explained as a technical error known as “generational loss”.
This occurs when a video is repeatedly uploaded or sent through a messaging service, causing it to lose quality.
But the clip does little to mitigate reports that Putin is “out of control” and increasingly isolating himself.
Putin, 69, was described as “ashen and bloated” in pictures released by the Kremlin.
Just this week he was photographed at a distance by his military advisers.
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And apart from his appearance this weekend with Aeroflot stewardesses, Putin has mostly stayed out of the limelight since he ordered an invasion of Ukraine 11 days ago.
Putin is keeping a low profile about his health — but there has been much speculation over the years.
Researchers even claimed they did identified signs in Putin’s gait which could indicate Parkinson’s disease.
It is even claimed that the evil bully has cancer and was hospitalized for emergency surgery in February 2020.
The Kremlin has denied claims that Putin is ill.
It comes as:
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “He is in excellent health.”
But the Russian president’s claims about a fight against cancer have been neither confirmed nor denied.
Putin Self-isolation in September 2021after several people close to him contracted Covid.
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