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Users on social media circulated pictures that they claimed were of a young man who "has a master's degree in Damascus called Alaa, who did not get a job with his university degree, so he decided to wear his graduation uniform to work as a shoe dyer to be able to secure his livelihood." However, the pictures are not real, and it was not taken in Damascus and was taken as part of protest activity, the idea of Iraqi youth.

Users on social media circulated pictures that they claimed were of a young man who "has a master's degree in Damascus called Alaa, who did not get a job with his university degree, so he decided to wear his graduation uniform to work as a shoe dyer to be able to secure his livelihood." However, the pictures are not real, and it was not taken in Damascus and was taken as part of protest activity, the idea of Iraqi youth.


Does this young man work in shoe dyeing in Damascus, wearing a graduation uniform?
A photo posted by Alaa on his Facebook account

Does this young man work in shoe dyeing in Damascus, wearing a graduation uniform?

Ahmad Primo Ahmad Primo   Thursday 25th February 2021

Ahmad Primo Ahmad Primo   Thursday 25th February 2021

claim

Recently, public pages on social networking sites published pictures that they claimed were of a young man who "has a master's degree in Damascus called Alaa, who did not get a job with his university degree, so he decided to wear his graduation uniform to work as a shoe dyer to be able to secure his livelihood."

A Facebook page called "Al-Zahra neighborhood news network in Aleppo, moment by moment," published the previous photos on February 25, and commented on them, "Alaa is a young man with a master's degree in Damascus after he completed his studies and did not get a job with his university degree, He decided to wear his graduation uniform to work as a shoe dyer so that he could secure his livelihood."

The same pictures were spread on many pages on the (Facebook) and (Twitter) websites, accompanied by the same claim, as some of them mentioned that the young Alaa is of Iraqi nationality, a sample of which can be found in the "claim's sources" table at the end of this article.

Refute the claim

Verify-Sy conducted a search for the source of the pictures circulating as having been taken in the Syrian capital, Damascus, claiming that the person who appears in them is called Alaa. He was forced to work as a shoe dyer in order to secure his livelihood after being unable to obtain a job with his university degree. It turned out that the pictures were not taken in Syria. And the claim that accompanied her is incorrect.

The results showed that the photos mentioned above were published for the first time on February 16, on a personal account on Facebook, of a young Iraqi man named Alaa Mohsen Douri Al-Fartousi, in a publication in which he said, "Soon, a hidden message, a message [graduate] Ibn Al-Khaiba, a theatrical work, street theatre, the idea and representation of Alaa Mohsen Douri Al-Fartousi."

During the research process, we came to a news report broadcast by Al-Hurra channel on February 25 under the title “A protest campaign made me laugh at politicians in Iraq.” It opened with clips in which Alaa appeared in a graduation uniform and worked in front of the camera selling tea and dyeing shoes, in an attempt to express his dissatisfaction From the marginalization of Iraqi graduates, according to his statement to the preparer of the report.


conclusion

  1. The pictures of a young man who dyes shoes in his graduation uniform are unreal and were not taken in Syria.

  2. The photos mentioned above were taken as part of a protest activity against the marginalization of Iraqi graduates carried out by an Iraqi youth.

sources

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