.@Nigel_Farage
1) I am the original photographer of this image which was edited, subsequently retweeted by you, and has since removed from your feed. Here are the real facts of this photograph.
.@Nigel_Farage
2) This photograph was taken in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in Oct. 2015. I should know, I was there.
.@Nigel_Farage
3) At the time, I was a reporter for a Saskatoon-based media outlet, writing a story about a local rally in support of Canada bringing in Syrian refugees.
.@Nigel_Farage
4) A woman, whose name I do not know, was wearing an Amnesty International pre-made sign around her neck which, in the original photo, read "My door is open for refugees."
.@Nigel_Farage
5) Unbeknownst to me, the photo was then taken, edited (poorly) and redistributed around the internet for various unrelated, primarily anti-immigration propaganda.
.@Nigel_Farage
6) This is a poor and hastily done editing job, which I hope you could recognize.
.@Nigel_Farage
7) This photo (whether edited or original) has nothing to do with Cologne, Malmo, sex, sexual abuse, or rape, nor does it indicate so.
.@Nigel_Farage
8) If you're going to criticize something, please make sure what you're distributing is authentic. As a fellow broadcaster, I think you owe it to the public to publish correct information, to apologize, and set the record straight when an error is made.
For your consideration, @RealJamesWoods please read the above thread.
.@Nigel_Farage did acknowledge the photo is fake.
I've written a longer piece about this thread here:
facebook.com/lasia.kretzel.…
My editorial in The Guardian about @Nigel_Farage's tweet, the dangers of propagating fake images/news and the need for everyone to think critically about the information they're taking in and/or sharing. #medialiteracy
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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