These Pictures Show That Rohingya Muslims Weren't Actually Setting Their Own Houses On Fire
Multiple sources have debunked images that were said to show Rohingya Muslims, who are fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh by the thousands, torching their villages to trick foreign media.
Myanmar is currently facing a wave of international criticism due to a government-led crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslims.
Last week, images of "Bengalis" — the Myanmar government's preferred term for Rohingyas — apparently burning down their own homes in one of the townships circulated on Facebook and Twitter.
However, supporters of the Rohingya community soon began to point out inaccuracies in the photos.
In a phone interview with BuzzFeed News, Nay San, the Rohingya blogger, said previous arson attacks by the Burmese military show a pattern of behavior.
Eleven Media wrote a follow-up post that casts doubt on their first report, but the original article continues to remain online.