Cancun, Q.R. — The Secretary of Tourism of Mexico has announced they are aware of a false article circulating about the city of Cancun, in which the state tourism department says they are taking appropriate measures to clarify the false claims.
In a pubic statement made Wednesday afternoon, the Secretariat of Tourism of Quintana Roo says that the Secretariat of Tourism of Mexico is aware of the article published online December 6, by a little-known website that intentionally published material and photos claiming a massacre of bodies were found along the beaches of Cancun.
Government representatives of the Secretaría de Turismo de Quintana Roo says that the article is completely false and that the attached images were taken in another country, not in Mexico.
“Apparently it is a very bad attempt to spread false information to which we recommend paying little attention. The corresponding authorities are taking appropriate measures guaranteeing that true facts are communicated to the industry,” the statement said.
The images used to discredit Cancun are images taken from a protest in Spain in June of 2016 when several dozen people took to the coast of Santa María del Mar de Cádiz to portray a performance that denounced the death of thousands of refugees in their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.
The twisted article that was scribed to be about Cancun, even went on to include defamatory comments of dead children being discovered along Acapulco beaches. The fake article titled, They find more than 50 bodies of children and adults without life on the coast of Cancun QR, was spread mostly across Facebook users.
The false Cancun article, along with the entire website, has since been deleted.