That Nigerian Girl You’re Retweeting, Is NOT Nigerian #BringBackOurGirls

A woman whose face is at the center of the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls campaign on Twitter — is not Nigerian — has not been abducted — and did not give permission to have her photograph..

#BringBackOurGirls

The viral image, which depicts a young woman named Jenabu Balde staring out from behind her hand, is accompanied by text that reads #BringBackOurGirls. It has been tweeted and retweeted hundreds of thousands of times since the early days of the campaign in late April, and has been appropriated for posters and signs that have been displayed at rallies around the world.

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