The haunting picture shared during the Nepal earthquake
This was one of the most shared photos in the wake of the Nepal earthquake in April. It’s not a fake, but misleading nonetheless.
Labelled as showing a “two-year-old sister protected by four-year-old brother in Nepal”, it was shared across Facebook and Twitter and prompted calls for donations.
The photograph was actually taken in a remote village in Vietnam back in 2007.
“This is perhaps my most shared photo,” says the photographer Na Son Nguyen, “but unfortunately in the wrong context.”
In 2006 – years before ISIS replaced Al Qaeda as the New and Unprecedentedly Evil Villain – Newt Gingrich gave a speech in New Hampshire in which, as he put it afterward, he “called for a serious debate about the First Amendment and how terrorists are abusing our rights–using them as they once used passenger jets–to threaten and kill Americans.” In that speech, Gingrich argued:
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It was another bloody year for journalists, with turmoil in the Middle East and terrorism striking France twice in 2015.