A photo of Karachi’s KFC branch went viral during the Baltimore riots…

https://twitter.com/slangincrack/status/592849255183872000

Except SlanginCrack and his, er, pals did no such thing in Baltimore. I thought this image seemed familiar and sure enough – as @buileshuibhne points out here in a post that you absolutely must read – it is indeed familiar, having first been posted in 2012.

It actually shows a KFC in Karachi. I remember the story because it was attacked during national demonstrations on Love of Prophet Mohammed Day, Pakistan’s reaction to a film denigrating Islam’s holiest prophet.

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The lesson is to check the image first, perhaps with Google’s very simple reverse image search.


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