IN SHORT: A reverse image search reveals that the picturesque photo of houses in a green valley was taken in the village of Milton Abbas, England – not Shinyalu, Kenya.
“This is Shinyalu-Kenya but the Media will not show you!” a typical caption reads.
But does it really show houses in Shinyalu? We checked.
Reverse image search
The photo was posted on Facebook on 24 September 2019, with a caption that begins: “Is this the most perfect village in England? Welcome to the adorable Milton Abbas in Dorset.”
The photo does not show houses in Kenya.
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