We all know the internet is a hotbed of fakery, but it’s usually the people trying to get us to buy stuff – like Facebook ads – or buy into stuff – like Flat Earthers – who are trying to con us. Now, it’s the turn of ordinary people to get in on the faking-stuff act, and they’re doing it with style. Trending on Chinese social media site, Weibo, and Tik Tok, the fake plane challenge has really got people spreading their wings, with sneaky tricks to make it look like they’ve taken a flight.
These pretty convincing views from planes were created using stuff people had lying around the house.
It’s not so much the fake view that get us, but the big reveal. The Blue Peter presenters would be impressed.