Users vow to deactivate accounts or turn profile photos red to draw attention to hundreds of deaths in Syria’s Aleppo.
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.
Officially deactivated @facebook
Hopefully many did too & we are not as ignored anymore#AleppoIsBurning
May 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm
A boycot of Facebook doesn’t seem to me an effective weapon to fight wrong or non-information..