Social media double standards:  Is the blood of Muslims inferior than Westerns?
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Social media double standards:  Is the blood of Muslims inferior than Westerns?

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Facebook has faced criticism for creating a tool to overlay the colours of the French flag — and only the French flag — on one’s profile picture after last week’s attacks in Paris. Some users pointed out that previous deadly ISIS attacks on civilians in Beirut and Baghdad didn’t prompt similar tools to overlay the flags of those countries on their selfies. “Certainly the criticis communication at the University of Toronto.  “The number of people that pointed out this discrepancy, that it was about a Eurocentric, or more broadly, a Western perspective on loss,” she said. Some critics said the particular focus on an attack in Europe smacked of racism — that it meant lives in the Middle East weren’t as valued.Others rejected that, saying that the fact that such attacks are so rare in the West explains why there was such an outpouring on social media. The question is when there is no discrimination when we talk about using Facebook, then why discriminate humanity?Thousands of Muslims are being killed in Syria, Palestine, Pakistan, Afghanistan and we never see a Pakistani flag on Facebook to support the people of Pakistan or any other affected country. Facebook is a power in itself. Whatever message Facebook gives, goes to the masses. Even in Pakistan many people changed their display pictures to support Paris. In the west it is considered right to bomb the people of Islamic countries. If Facebook would have filters to support Pakistan or Syria in their difficult times, then it’s pretty obvious that the people of West would have definitely supported Islamic states. The general public is rather welcoming whether it’s from west or east. Brandon of Humans of New York took a step and came to Pakistan. Brandon, the Facebook page owner with 16 million followers, showed a very positive image of Pakistan. Through pictures he shared stories of different people that were liked by hundreds of non-Muslims, including the British, the Americans and Indians as well.The point is when a single person can develop love among people who belong to different cultures, a social media forum like Facebook can play a vital role in removing religious barriers.

 

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