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Ofcom receives 25 complaints about ITV's Arma II gaffe

Ben Parfitt
Ofcom receives 25 complaints about ITV's Arma II gaffe

Broadcast regulator Ofcom has received 25 complaints following ITV’s Arma II gaffe in a documentary about the IRA.

It emerged yesterday that a short video clip sourced from a fan-made Arma II video was presented in a documentary as proof of the IRA shooting down a helicopter.

ITV has since apologised, blaming the move on “human error”.

Journalism.co.uk reports that following the complaints to Ofcom, the documentary has been removed from the ITV Player service but will be restored once the footage has been replaced.

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Tags: ofcom , itv , arma ii , documentary

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I see ITV have apologised and said they accidentally inserted the wrong footage. I'd like to see them show the actual footage so that we can ascertain just how easy a mistake it was for them to make.

I find it a little odd that they would have footage from a videogame, with a grain filter applied and a watermark stating "IRA footage 1998" on their workstation at the same time as the actual footage.

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Sep 28th 2011 at 4:28PM

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