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Debunking 5 Viral Images of the Migrant Caravan
« on: October 25, 2018, 10:13:57 AM »

    Debunking 5 Viral Images of the Migrant Caravan

    A group of Hondurans heading toward the United States has been the subject of misinformation on social media.

    By Kevin Roose

        Oct. 24, 2018

    A group of Honduran migrants traveling through Mexico toward the United States has attracted enormous amounts of attention in recent days, including a litany of false, misleading and unproven statements circulating on social media.

    Some of this misinformation has been fueled by statements from officials in the United States, including President Trump, who spread an unproven rumor that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners” were among the group. (He later admitted there was “no proof” for his statement.) Other rumors have been shared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

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Re: Debunking 5 Viral Images of the Migrant Caravan
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 10:22:35 AM »
Anything claiming to be a fact check by the NYT goes into the circular file immediately.

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Re: Debunking 5 Viral Images of the Migrant Caravan
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 10:26:43 AM »
... “MS-13 gang members have been detained and coyotes (human smugglers) are joining the march with clients who pay to get smuggled into the United States,” a Guatemalan official told Judicial Watch.

People from Asian countries waiting to get smuggled into the U.S. through Central America are also integrating with poor Hondurans in the caravan, a high-level Guatemalan government source confirmed. Among them are nationals of Bangladesh, a south Asian Islamic country that’s well known as a recruiting ground for terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). “There are lots of dirty businesses associated with this,” Guatemalan authorities told Judicial Watch.

“There’s lots of human trafficking.”  ...
Judicial Watch

Besides gang members and mobs of young angry men, the Central American caravan making its way into the United States also consists of Africans, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans and Indians. Judicial Watch is covering the crisis from the Guatemalan-Honduran border this week and observed that the popular mainstream media narrative of desperate migrants—many of them women and children—seeking a better life is hardly accurate.

Guatemalan intelligence officials confirmed that the caravan that originated in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula includes a multitude of Special Interest Aliens (SIA) from the countries listed above as well as other criminal elements and gang members.  ...
Judicial Watch

Both stories describe the non-Hondurans (read, Islamos) and criminals included in the mob. If NYT doesn't want to believe Guatemalen government officials, fine.
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Re: Debunking 5 Viral Images of the Migrant Caravan
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 10:42:44 AM »
Luckily it's a bad link because I clicked on it before I realized it was the NYT.  All I got was a "not found". 
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Re: Debunking 5 Viral Images of the Migrant Caravan
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 08:51:45 PM »
New York Times doin' "debunking"?

Stop tryin' to put the bunk on me.

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