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Social Media Rife With Myths About European Refugee Crisis

Modar, a Syrian refugee, arrived in Europe last fall wearing a secondhand shirt he purchased in Damascus for $1. The shirt was clean, unwrinkled and stylish. "When we get to Europe, we want them to think we are good," he had told me in Izmir, Turkey, the day before his rubber-boat journey to Greece. In his mind, Europeans didn't want a bunch of bums showing up.  As it turned out, he was at least partly wrong.  The idea that refugees had nice clothes and...

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