This week Professor Sturgis shared two articles on how a man faked a immigration story. It appeared that a young African man in about his 20’s or so was documenting his journey of escaping from North Africa to Europe. Throughout his journey, he even posts pictures of rest stops, getting his hair cut, crossing the border, and reaching his final destination. This story may appear to be a little sketchy for anyone who pays attention. How doe he have access to a phone to document everything if he lacks so much? To check to see how credible the story was, a company went on a hunt and found that it was actually false. A production company set up this whole account. They said it was for artistic purposes and to raise awareness of things like this actually going on, but some took it a different way. They felt as if they were poking fun at African citizens who this actually happens to. This has became a very controversial story, and the moral is you cannot trust everything that is on the internet!

Below are links to articles involving his story:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/08/02/migrant-instagram-journey-boat_n_7921536.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/abdou-diouf-migrants-instagram-account-6188829

View story at Medium.com

View story at Medium.com

 

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