Mahmoud Bitar, a Syrian refugee in Sweden.
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The Syrian refugee who says: 'Don't come to Sweden... or at least think carefully about it'

A Syrian refugee is using social media to dispel what he says are myths about what life as a migrant is like in Sweden.

"They give you a big house, a nice car and a job and lots of money... that's what Syrians back home think Sweden offers asylum seekers," Mahmoud Bitar told BBC Trending.

The reality, Bitar says, is that life in the Nordic country is much more difficult than most anticipate. Bitar's humour and willingness to share the story of his journey out of Syria to Sweden has made him something of a social media star.

But is life in Sweden really that bad for a migrant? BBC Trending visited Bitar to find out.

Video journalist: Neil Meads

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