A picture is worth a thousand words. Equally, a picture without proper context can make no sense. Sometimes to a dangerous degree.
Photos from the horrific events of yesterday’s terror attack have dominated the press, as details about victims and those who rushed to help them have emerged.
Each harrowing image has conveyed the panic, pain and tragedy which followed an unnamed suspect’s attack on Westminster Bridge and fatal stabbing of PC Palmer outside Houses of Parliament.
To give you some context, his bio reads “Proud TEXAN and AMERICAN patriot # prolife # Trump2016 # TrumpPence16 F*** Islam and PC. Don’t mess with Texas!”
Also, it looks like the person on the ground is a woman, and his claims they were dying have not been backed up.
But that’s not to say everyone loses perspective. Texas Lone Star’s tweet attracted a deluge of criticism for its short-sightedness and exploitation of the attacks.
Haven't we learned by now not to paint pictures based on 1 millisecond? Ridiculous.
— Lisa Rowe (@txvoodoo) March 22, 2017
Many pointed out the man had NO IDEA what was going on in the photo.
….or she's scared, confused and in shock like all the Brits there at the time. Phoning her family to say she's safe.
— It’s ‘ME’ – Nick in the Hat! (@NickGM) March 22, 2017
or a nurse or doctor heading to work , or a mother collecting her kids .
— Gipsy Loic (@gipsy_loic) March 22, 2017
What do you think about the woman on the bridge?
Source: The Mirror