You might have heard about the fuss at the weekend over an alleged new law in Iran that would force religious minorities to wear identifying coloured armbands. The story broke in Canada, and my friend Bene Diction has a piece about the political fallout there. Peter Glover has also picked it up and appears to have no difficulty believing it.
However, as early as last Friday, doubt was being cast on the story’s veracity. The more you look at it, the more it appears that someone simply made it up. And I have to question whose interests that might serve.
Iran does not exactly have the highest standards (ahem!) when it comes to human rights. But justice is not served by the circulation of untrue stories.