Source: RT en Español
What it’s about: A video report titled “The UN approves a resolution that demands lifting the U.S. blockade on Cuba” talks about the recent UN General Assembly resolution condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country. The resolution passed, with only the U.S. and Israel voting against it.
Why it’s misleading: The title of the piece is misleading. While the contents of the video itself are truthful, the wording of the title changes the context of the story. The UN did not “demand” the U.S. to lift its economic embargo on Cuba, it condemned the embargo. Resolutions made in the UN General Assembly are not enforceable; instead, they simply reflect world opinion on the topics being voted on. While misinformation in titles may seem innocuous, many readers skim titles without delving fully into content. Anyone who did so with this piece would be mistaken as to the effect of the UN resolution.