So it looks like one of the Facebook groups that was created to house refugees in the UK got closed down today. The last post I saw was from a lady who said she’s looking for accommodation under Homes for Ukraine scheme and someone pointed out that her Facebook profile states she’s Russian and lives and works in Hungary.
That, together with other things that happened there and that I already described briefly before must have been really annoying for the admins! However, I’m thinking, how come they didn’t predict that happening? They are neurotypicals, I assume, so they should have. At least that’s how I understand all the explanations that autistics lack social imagination – it means that neurotypicals don’t so they can easily predict what is going to happen in every, or at least most circumstances.
Am I wrong?
I don’t know where I’m going to find that right refugee now. However, what came to my mind yesterday is that by disclosing I’m a blogger I may attract people who are afraid of scam an exploitation. They may be more willing to come to stay with me only because I will seem more real to them while they will not want me to post anything about them at all.
Obviously, I can’t hide I’m a blogger, it wouldn’t be ok. Even writing about them while keeping their personal data private wouldn’t be ok if I don’t disclose I’m going to do it. And not writing about them at all wouldn’t be ok on me, as you can see I write about pretty much every human interaction (ok, once in a while I decide it’s better to keep something private) and I’m sure living with a refugee would be a constant source of content. But it really needs to be someone who would be ok with that!
To be honest my first thought, when I couldn’t find the group was that I got blocked, but it wouldn’t have much sense, would it? It’s not like I was harassing anybody, and I was only offering my room to people who looked like they may be a good fit. Certainly being an autistic blogger who writes about human interactions and informs about it openly from the start is less of an issue than being Russian living in Hungary but claiming to be Ukrainian refugee.
Oh well. Nothing I can do about that.