10 Dec 2019

Target Voter: claims about photo of sick four-year-old go viral

 It didn’t take long for Boris Johnson’s bizarre TV interview over the sick four-year-old to go viral yesterday. But within hours a very different take was fizzing across social media sites.

It didn’t take long for Boris Johnson’s bizarre TV interview over the sick four-year-old to go viral yesterday. But within hours a very different take was fizzing across social media sites.

People started sharing a claim, purporting to be from a senior nurse, that the picture of the child was not what it seemed.

This counter narrative was soon picked up and shared by Conservative-leaning columnists, but who was behind it?