WTF Friday, 5/22/2015

So:

  • Gambia offered to take the Rohingya off Southeast Asia’s hands. Clearly a sincere gesture, given how universally revered President Jammeh’s government is for its human rights record. Oh wait
  • Political science all-the-way exploded over the news that a widely-reported study showing that contact with openly gay canvassers changes people’s attitudes towards gay rights was based on fraudulent data.
  • And the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor got in a Twitter fight with the spokesman of Burundi’s president.Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 1.58.36 PMScreen Shot 2015-05-22 at 2.02.09 PM

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    Going by the retweets and favorites, I think Malinowski’s won this round. (That’s how we judge the success of public diplomacy, right?)

Kate Cronin-Furman

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