How CNN helped spread a hoax about Syrian babies dying in incubators
by Ali Abunimah
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 00:27 A disturbing story is circulating on social networks — especially in Arabic — and some news media that a number of premature babies died in their incubators when Syrian forces cut off electricity to hospitals during their assault on the city of Hama.
Evidence suggests it is a cruel hoax, and the pictures of the “dead babies” widely circulated online are false.
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