An Instagram account claiming to show a migrant’s illegal journey from Senegal to Spain convinced many, but it turns out that the account was completely fake.
According to the BBC, the account created under the username “Abdou Diouf” was set-up as a campaign to promote a photography festival.
The account was launched last a week, showing how “Abdou Diof” left his home in search of a better life in Europe. Along the way, he took selfies documenting his trip.
In one of the pictures, he is “hidden in the back of a trunk” crossing the border and in a later one, ‘Diof’ is on a small inflatable boat rowing in the dark.
Eventually, he reaches the Spanish shores and writes: “We tired but happy. Very danger trip.”
The account managed to attract international attention and built up over 11,000 followers.
One Instagram user commented: “Well done mate!! Congratulations for arriving safe to Spain!! I hope one day politicians will understand that we are all brothers and we share this world as ourRead More »from Instagram showing migrant’s illegal journey is fake