#PresidentialPropaganda: Assad’s Squeaky Clean Instagram Account

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  • Worth 1,000 Words
  • Assad’s Side of Syria
  • True or False?
  • Would This Image Get Any Likes?
  • The Star of @SyrianPresidency
  • “A Rose in the Desert”
  • Living Above Her Countrymen’s Means
  • Unfair Fashionista
  • World Leaders Blast Assad
  • No Proof
  • What’s Next?

Worth 1,000 Words

Since late July, cheery images of President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma, interacting with the Syrian people have surged on the Syrian president’s Instagram account. Missing among the smiling faces were images from the devastating chemical weapon attack that killed more than 1,400 civilians last month. Keep reading for a closer look at what some are calling outright propaganda. Patrice Peck

(Photo: Syrianpresidency via Instagram)

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