Top Tweet on Gaza Proven False

March 12, 2012 11:17 by

2. A second photo tweeted Maissam Nablussi (@Nablussi), allegedly showing an aerial strike in Gaza today, was proven to have been in circulation back in 2009, completely unrelated to the current round of violence.

On March 11, Nablussi uploaded a photo to Facebook, claiming it depicted “Gaza under attack today.”

The photo was also tweeted by Gaza Youth Break Out (@GazaYBO), under the same claim.

The photo was revealed to have first appeared on various websites, including that of Reuters, in 2009, following Operation Cast Lead.

After the truth behind the image was revealed, Nablussi blocked access to the Facebook post. She has yet to retract her claim regarding yesterday’s aerial strike. Neither has GazaYBO.

This isn’t the first time people have spread false information about the IDF. Meanwhile, lies are still being tweeted throughout the web.

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Follow the full story of Khulood Badawi’s false photo tweet:

  1. Top Tweet on Gaza Proven False
  2. Exposed: UN Media Official Responsible for False Photo Tweet
  3. No Accountability For UN Official’s False Photo Tweet
  4. Following Up: Why the Radio Silence?
  5. Ambassador Demands Badawi’s Dismissal
  6. False Photo Tweet: UN Launches Inquiry
  7. Badawi’s Cold Correction

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