The News kept circulating in the world media, and especially on social media about the long-haul ship get stuck in Suez Canal, that it was actually being run by a female captain.
Last month, on March 23, the Japanese owner’s 400-meter-long ship got stuck in the Suez Canal in Egypt, which was evacuated on April 7 after a week of efforts.
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About 400 ships were stranded in the Suez Canal on the 400-meter-long Evergreen, and some items became more expensive due to the non-delivery of crude oil to other countries around the world.
However, after a week of efforts, the longship that was stranded was rescued on April 3 and the flow of traffic on the Suez Canal was restored.
But in the meantime, news kept circulating in the world media, especially in the Arab media, and especially on social media about the long-haul ship that got stuck in Suez Canal, that it was actually being run by a female captain.
According to a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation, a screenshot of false news spread on Arab social media spread rumors that the 400-meter-long ‘Evergreen’ was being driven by Egypt’s first female captain, Marwa Elselehdar.
Marwa Elselehdar was shocked by the rumors about her and told the BBC that she was on duty in another area far away when ‘Evergreen’ was caught.
In this regard, Arab News said that in fact, false news about Marwa Elselehdar was spread by people with anti-woman views.
The report said that many fake accounts have been created on social media under the name of Marwa Elselehdar.
Fake accounts where bold and questionable material or misinformation about Egypt’s first female naval captain have been spread.
Marwa Elselehdar also has real social media accounts, from which fake photos have been created in her name by taking real photos of her.
According to Arab News, the false news about the crashing of the ship related to Marwa Elselehdar was made by distorting old news of her own.
Even before the ship capsized, Arab News reported that Marwa Elselehdar had become Egypt’s first female naval captain, distorted to say that she was responsible for the ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal because she was driving the ship.
A false news about Marwa Elselehdar spread like wildfire on social media and pictures of Egypt’s first female captain went viral around the world, and people in many parts of the world were seen talking about her beauty.
However, it was not Marwa Elselehdar but the crew of Indian origin who was stranded in the Suez Canal for a week, leaving 400 other ships stranded.
However, Egyptian authorities, with the help of rescue teams from other countries, evacuated all ships on April 3 and resumed traffic on the Suez Canal.