Chinese state TV says "Top Gun" clip is military training footage 

State-owned China Central Television ran a clip from the 1986 Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun” and claimed it was real news footage. The news story showed a purported People’s Liberation Army Air Force training exercise with a fighter jet firing a missile at an enemy plane and blowing it up in a giant fireball. The hoax was supposed to build public confidence in China’s military power. But it was quickly exposed when it went viral on the Internet.

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