The Hidden Danger of Adding the French Flag Filter to your Facebook Profile Picture

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De l’importance d’avoir le choix. Parce que Beyrouth a connu l’un des pires attentats….Pourquoi sur FB ne pouvons-nous pas mettre notre profil aux couleurs du Liban? Je ne le mettrais donc pas en bleu/blanc/rouge. Toute vie est précieuse d’où qu’elle soit.

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After Friday’s attacks in Paris, Facebook has launched an optional filter for all users. This Facebook filter calls for solidarity with last Friday’s attacks by giving the option to customize profile pictures superimposing the French Tricoloure on them. Of course, more and more Facebook users are using this tool, shocked by terror in the French capital. First-class and second-class, inclusive third and fourth class casualties exist, it’s self-evident although not desirable. To a certain extent, it’s understandable than an European citizen feels more upset for an attack in Paris than in Beirut. In fact, after analyzing the media coverage of both attacks, it would be odd if a person from, for example, Spain was more moved about a terrorist attack in Lebanon than in France

It’s evident that the biggest mass media are manipulating collective consciousness. The silence that reigns or the coldness while exposing the death tolls from…

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