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May 1, 2016

#AleppoIsBurning: Calls to boycott Facebook over Aleppo

Users vow to deactivate accounts or turn profile photos red to draw attention to hundreds of deaths in Syria’s Aleppo.

Megan O’Toole | 01 May 2016 09:37 GMT | Middle East, Syria’s Civil War, Aleppo Bombing

Smoke rises after air strikes on the rebel-held al-Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo on the weekend [Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters]
Smoke rises after air strikes on the rebel-held al-Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo on the weekend [Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters]

Thousands of social media users have pledged to deactivate their Facebook accounts, or to turn their profile photos red, in an effort to draw attention to the Syrian government’s air offensive in Aleppo.

The hashtags #MakeFacebookRed and #AleppoIsBurning were being used to highlight the ongoing offensive, which has killed more than 240 people over the past week and forced many families to flee.

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Officially deactivated @facebook 
Hopefully many did too & we are not as ignored anymore

 

 

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