I don’t know why this makes me really angry but it does: in wake of the Paris shootings some fake (or as they like to call themselves, fan) accounts of Banksy on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook shared a drawing that was originally pencilled by the French illustrator Lucille Clerc. Her name not mentioned, the art was attributed to the pseudonymous English graffiti artist.
I’ve seen these unattributed images retweeted and shared by a good number of people I follow and I’ve read several responses praising Banksy’s genius for creating such a powerful image. Online media outlets also hurried to report that the world renown political activist has spoken up about the murders.
Really, did no one stop for a second to fact check?
I don’t know, maybe I’ve just watched too many episodes of Newsroom.
On the topic, this blogpost by the Hungarian translator Tapsifül pretty much sums up what I also believe.