Wednesday, 31 October 2018

‘Brutally Honest’: Public Outcry Forces Facebook to Stop Banning Pics of Starving Yemeni girl


A backlash prompted Facebook to stop removing posts featuring a photo of an emaciated seven-year-old Yemeni girl, which accompanied a harrowing New York Times report from the war-torn country.
    
The atrocities in Yemen don’t make poignant headlines in Western mainstream media as often as stories about chemical weapons in Syria or ‘Russian meddling,’ as the conflict usually gets sidelined in the press, but there are notable exceptions. ‘The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War’ was the title of a grim report published by the NYT on Friday.

An image of a starved child named Amal Hussain was chosen by the journalists to illustrate the horrible death toll and suffering inflicted on the small Arab nation of Yemen by the armed intervention of its Saudi neighbor.
https://www.rt.com/news/442481-facebook-yemeni-girl-story/

Related:

The Yemen War Death Toll Is Five Times Higher Than We Think

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 31st, 2018.]

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