Egyptian police detained a photographer for making photos of “fake wounded kids’. The man planned to spread the photos on social media of injured people in Syria’s Aleppo to start a propaganda. This reported the Egyptian interior ministry Monday.
The Facebook video shows how the parents of the children and the photographer were busted by the police.
This is why you should double-check any reports involving media files such as images or videos of “wounded children” in Syria.
Aleppo Twitter Girl Bana
The mainstream media full praise a 7 year old girl on Twitter, Bana Alabed.
“Bana’s account is the ultimate propaganda stunt,” told Maytham Al Ashkar Sputnik. Maytham is a Syrian activist and contacted the Syrian girl on Twitter. Activist offered assistance to evacuate from east Aleppo.
Bana’s account is about a verified Twitter account, created three months ago with currently over 310,000 followers. Remarkable all tweets are written in English.
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) September 26, 2016
Some people doubt the authenticity of the Twitter account and claim that the girl is reading from a prompt. “It is also unclear whether Bana’s posts are genuine, since any user, anywhere in the world can post from the account, as long as they have the password,” Sputnik stated.
— maytham (@maytham956) December 12, 2016
“When I got contacted by Bana’s account, I started to chat in Arabic since we are all Syrians and Arabic is our mother tongue. However, it was obvious that the person behind the account preferred English as a language of communication.”
“There is no such a thing as Bana’s tweets. The girl is just a face, a tool used by the British intelligence, and I am saying British, because of the strong relationship between the Bana’s account and the White Helmets, who are funded and sponsored by the UK,” Maytham argues.
@AlabedBana Dear banana , why is your twitter account registered in the UK and why are you banning ppl for asking this?
— Staatenlos.info (@kommission_146) December 4, 2016
“I believe that the girl was in Aleppo, but not anymore. Her role was to take same photos and videos, and once that was done she left.”
Why would Bana’s account approach a pro-government activist?
“I believe that this account approached me to prove me as a lair. They thought that I was not serious, so they wanted to present me as a “regime propagandist” liar. I tweeted my offer to Bana a month ago and may be they wanted to drag me into threatening them or saying something inappropriate to be used against the Syrian authorities”.
— Ali (@Ali_Kourani) November 28, 2016
Maytham came to the following conclusion “To their surprise, I was not lying. I genuinely tried to help a child who is being used and abused, and the Syrian authorities were more than cooperative!”