Man was arrested for creating military bases in Minecraft was Fake News 

 Last Modified November 29, 2021

 Published November 23, 2021

By  Peter Schwartz

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โ€œVirginia man arrested for having Minecraft worlds that were exact replicas of classified US military bases.โ€

An image has gone viral on social media sites including Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook claiming to show an Anchorage Daily News story with the headline.


The tweet was then retweeted more than 15,000 times in a matter of minutes. The picture was tweeted by an account named @freeduck5 with just under 4,500 followers and had been retweeted over 15,000 times at the time of writing.

Krakow, a reporter at the Anchorage Daily News, tweeted that the story was made-up and she did not write it.


According to the editor of the newspaper, David Hulen, the story was never written or published by them.

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Minecraft is a video game that was purchased by Microsoft and is said to be the most popular game in history. Players in the game construct and create virtual environments made of blocks.

Despite the fact that there was no major marketing campaign and despite the game's popularity resulting from word of mouth, Minecraft has become one of the world's most popular games in a few years.

Minecraft has long been a topic of debate in the playground, and it's now making its way into the classroom, thanks to innovative methods for incorporating the game into education.

The term "sandbox game" is frequently used to describe Minecraft. It means that it's a virtual realm where users may construct their own environments and experiences using the game's building blocks, available resources, and imagination.

The game is available on multiple platforms. It is growing in popularity day by day, especially among primary-aged children.

It's even made more better by an active modding community which develops resource packs to alter the look of the game.

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US Military Bases

A military base is a facility that houses military equipment and personnel, as well as facilitates training and operations, and is directly owned and operated by or for the military or one of its branches.

A military base is generally used to house one or more units, but it may also be used as a command center, training ground, or proving ground.

Most military bases rely on the aid of outside institutions to function. Certain advanced bases, on the other hand, are capable of surviving indefinitely because they are able to provide food, water, and other requirements for their residents during a siege.

Military air bases, or simply "air bases," are military aircraft landing areas. Naval bases are the locations where ships are stationed.

Bases situated within the United States are under the jurisdiction of the federal government.

The civilians who reside on military bases are generally governed by the civil and criminal laws of the states in which the bases are located.

Military bases can be as small as outposts to huge military cities with up to 100,000 inhabitants. A military base might be located in a nation other than the region surrounding it.

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The Verdict

The staff at Anchorage Daily News has already stated that this news was completely fake. They did not write it and it was not even published by them.

Despite it being a somewhat fun and attractive story it isn't true and is totally falsified. The Image was entirely tampered it was fake.

Some of the people from people can't even believe that some twitter users actually believed in that article.

The whole verdict of this little tale is that you should not easily believe what ever you read and see on the internet.

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Peter Schwartz


My name is Peter Schwartz or better known as Mr.MCRP. I am an Avid Minecraft fan since it was first released in 2009. I gathered a group of smart and awesome Minecraft fans as well and we have compiled tons and tons of texture packs and we have dedicated it to help you - fellow fans to get the best texture packs ever.

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