The Fake Facebook News Driving Iraq’s Wars

However, once again, the country’s ingrained social divisions are playing a part on social media sites too. Manipulated videos, Photoshopped pictures and other false news and disturbing rumors are shared continuously by Iraqis craving information and, in some cases, anything that confirms their own bias.

The story about Sheikh Nimr’s execution was a prime example of this. It’s hard to know who posted the videos originally but it seems clear that the original user had an agenda.

Source: The Fake Facebook News Driving Iraq’s Wars

25-01-2016 11.33 | Door: Stommeling Jones | Categorie: Irak, Losse skakels

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