Amina Arraf, the rebel blogger behind A Gay Girl in Damascus, was reportedly kidnapped by the Syrian police. The Guardian reported the story with “her” photos. Now, the real woman whose face has been plastered all over the news is very upset with Facebook.
In this video, Londoner Jelena Lecic complains at length about how Facebook’s useless privacy settings did not protect her from the forced association with this “gay activist” stranger, without expressing much sympathy for the captured blogger herself.
Of course, there is a possibility that the blogger never existed at all. If she is real, the Guardian should have known better than to think that a lesbian dissident would use her own photos on her blog while living in a police state where her orientation is considered “criminal.”