It’s nothing new to see a conspirasheep posting some new and horrifying piece of alleged news on their social media pages—really, they do it all the time. So we couldn’t really say what it was about Alan Alanson’s recent Facebook post that offended us so deeply…unless it was the fact that once again, one of the Hoaxtead mob was exploiting disgusting images of children to sell a lie…and his fellow sheep were falling right in line behind him.
Here’s what he posted yesterday:
Alanson’s claim that these images of dead children depicted an alleged “organ farm” on the Malaysia-Thailand border is, of course, utterly false. Both he and his eager-beaver fart-sniffer Kristie Sue could have determined this with a quick Google search…but somehow that elementary level of fact-checking just never occurred to them.
Instead, like the good little conspirasheep that they are, they swallowed the story on the hysterically shouty conspiracy site TheCoverage, hook, line, and sinker. And then they tried to pass it off as somehow related to the Hampstead SRA hoax. As one does.
What ‘TheCoverage’ claimed
Disturbing images of dead children, allegedly killed by “organ farmers” in the Malaysia-Thailand border went viral online, warning parents never to let their children off their sight lest their young fall victim to these syndicates too.
The images, shared by Facebook user Goh Soo Heng, said that over 700 dead bodies of children were found with their organs being emptied. The images showed children lined up like livestock with cut marks all over them, some being tied up or ‘packed’ into cardboard boxes. The gruesome images suggest these are the work of organ farming syndicates, looking to kidnap children in order to harvest their organs for sale in the black market.
That’s it. That’s the whole story.
This entire “news story” is actually just something they found on someone’s Facebook page.
Why do they assume the children were “allegedly killed by ‘organ farmers’ in the Malaysia-Thailand border”? What makes them think that the children depicted have had their organs harvested? Why are some of the children laid out in rows, whilst one child is bound with packing tape and then taped into a cardboard box? What makes them think that the children were kidnapped and killed by syndicates in order to harvest their organs for sale in the black market?
No one asked those questions. No one is quoted in the article, no one is interviewed, no dates or times or specific places are given. There is no evidence except some disturbing photos.
Let’s say it loudly, so the conspirasheep can hear: THIS IS NOT A NEWS STORY.
It is three gory pictures and a bunch of very, very speculative text. It’s clickbait for the gullible; it’s a way to lure viewers to their site, probably to increase their ad revenues. Worst of all, it’s using the naked bodies of real dead children (for yes, they are all really dead) as nothing more than an exhibit in an online horror show.
What the pictures really are
These photographs come from two separate real-life news stories. One occurred in Syria; the other in Indonesia. Tragically, in both pictures, the children are dead.
In Image #1, the children laid out in rows died following one of the worst (at that time) chemical weapons attacks in Syria, during the month of August 2013. You can find the identical image on a blog published in 2013.
The children were laid out for identification, some still in diapers; the bits of tape on their bodies were numbered, as no one knew the names of the victims. Many of the parents of these children were also killed, so it’s likely that most of these young bodies were never claimed for family burial. It’s a horrific story of truly epic proportions.
But to claim that the children were killed after having had their organs harvested is both disrespectful and exploitative. These children were innocent victims of a war crime. To use them to bolster a false narrative to get clicks and Facebook likes is an appalling abuse of their memory.
Image #2 depicts the body of a young Indonesian girl named Putri Nur Fauzia, whose body was discovered in a rubbish heap, taped into a cardboard box to hide it from searchers. The young girl had been kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered in early October 2015. You can read the story on The Jakarta Post. This image, with Putri’s body respectfully blurred out, was published on 5 October 2015 in the Malaysian Digest:
Again, it’s a truly shocking and horrifying story. And it has nothing whatsoever to do with organ-harvesting syndicates.
It took us approximately two minutes of fact-checking to determine that the article which Alanson so gleefully posted as “evidence” of mass-scale organ harvesting was in fact a crock of shit. You’d think, wouldn’t you, that people who optimistically refer to themselves as “truthers” might wish to do a bit of fact-checking themselves, rather than blindly accepting every ludicrous story that comes down the pike.
But then, that’s probably why we call them conspirasheep.