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Horrifying images on social media fuel tension after Kenya's disputed election, but not all are real

Horrifying images on social media fuel tension after Kenya's disputed election, but not all are real

As protests erupted after Kenya’s disputed presidential election, horrifying photographs and videos flashed across social media: a boy terrified by riot police in a Nairobi slum, a vehicle in flames and a bloodied man with a military boot on his neck.

Some of the images were genuine, but others failed a basic check: a reverse image search on Google.

The terrified boy was photographed in 2008 during ethnic violence that swept across the country after another disputed election in 2007, killing an estimated 1,500 people.

The man with the military boot on his neck was stabbed and killed by soldiers in the Central African Republic in...

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