Friday, December 16, 2016

Two realities about Syria on social media--especially in Arabic

There are two realities about Syria on social media, especially if you follow the story in Arabic.  Western correspondents, pundits, diplomats, and human rights organizations report exactly what Syrian rebels and their supporters tell them.  Word-for-word.  There are never any questions asked.  But on the other side, there are people who have been reporting accounts of evacuees from East Aleppo who report crimes by Syrian rebels.  I have not seen one Western reporter, pundit, or diplomat report on that.  That is not consistent with the propaganda line imposed.  Have you seen one Western reporter reporting on many accounts in which residents of East Aleppo reported confiscation of food and aid by those rebels? People forget that residents of East Aleppo had in fact protested against your beloved rebels for the crimes and street battles and confiscation of food shipments.