Myanmar Military Coup

This photo was taken in Cambodia in 2007 -- not Myanmar in 2021

Published on 14/04/2021 at 05:00

A photo of a distraught girl has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it was taken in Myanmar as the military launched air strikes on villages in southern Kayin state. The claim is false: the photo was taken in Cambodia in 2007 by photographer John Brown.