Deputy PM of Turkey Tweeted Fake Photos of Rohingya Genocide and Regretted Later

Series of fake photos being shared on social media depicted as Rohingya Genocide against Muslims in Rakhine state of Myanmar had fueled the massacre out there.

Note: Photos are blurred due to graphic violence.

Even the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Mehmet Simsek regretted later posting the fake photos wrongfully in his tweet. But it was quickly criticised by alert users about the authenticity of the photographs.


A number of twitteratis have reveled the believed sources of those photos. Few are as below:

Below photo is believed to be of flood and landslide victims caused by very heavy rainfall in the plains of Nepal. Please see the link.

One of those viral photos is actually a cover photo of Africa’s Killing Fields book. Please see the link.


Also that photo of floating bodies believed to be of river boat accident in Myanmar. Please see the link.

On other side, below image supposedly showing Rohingya people in Myanmar as terrorists, is actually a photograph of Bangladeshi volunteers fighting in the 1971 independence war. Please see the link.

This suggests that viral photos are not from the recent violence in Rakhine state.

[Source : BBC]

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