The viral 'abandoned child' story: Feel-good posts can be fake too!
It's a heartwarming story: a Danish humanitarian worker, Anja Ringgren Lovén, helped this starving child in 2016. The moment when she offered him water was captured on camera, and the picture went viral online.
The text alongside the images says that she adopted the child and named him Hope. Photos of her with Hope were then paired with another one, that supposedly shows her posing with Hope four years later. Except... the boy in the last photo isn't Hope at all. He's her son, David Jr.
We spoke to Anja and her family about how this small falsehood online has had real-life consequences for them and their organisation.