Syria's president is all smiles on Instagram
August 1 , 2013
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has joined Instagram and his photos fail to represent the real Syria. Instead, the ones he has posted includes his wife Asma smiling and chatting with children and other women. There are many other pictures of President Assad being mobbed and greeted by the masses.
It is not possible to guess from his photos that Syria is in the middle of a civil war that has killed 100,000 people and displaced over one million.
The account's administrators have appeared to have begun policing the comments under his photos since in a period of one hour on Tuesday, many negative comments disappeared from the recent photos.
However, many criticisms still remain.