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    Default Got a French flag on your Facebook profile picture...

    Congratulations on your corporate white supremacy

    Paint-by-numbers solidarity when it’s foisted on you by one of the most powerful companies in the world is simply not the way to help a traumatised nation in shock after murder.

    If you’ve been on Facebook since last Friday’s attacks in Paris, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into the Front National’s image bank – the social media site is currently hosting a flood of French flags, applied via a function enabled by Facebook in the immediate aftermath of the attacks which is, frankly, deeply problematic.


    So you want to show solidarity with France – specifically, with those killed in Paris this weekend. If you’re a British person who wants to do that because you feel sympathy and sadness for people who are brutally massacred, regardless of their nationality, then fine. I just hope that you also change your profile picture to a different country’s flag every time people are wrongly killed as the result of international conflicts – for example, during the attack on Beirut in Lebanon just the day before.
    Got a French flag on your Facebook profile picture? Congratulations on your corporate white supremacy | Voices | The Independent

    Well how insane this has gotten...

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    Default Re: Got a French flag on your Facebook profile picture...

    Got a point there.

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    Default Re: Got a French flag on your Facebook profile picture...

    Have you changed yours Freebie?

    A lot of French people have also changed theirs for the same reason, it's a way of showing support and offering condolences. With it being closer to home it hits people harder because it could've just as easily happened close to them. I'm not sure whether it's right or wrong, but it's definitely not harming or saying they don't care about what's happening in the rest of the world.

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    I haven't changed mine, but even if I had the writer of that can fuck off. I get to choose which countries I feel close to and have an affinity with, not them.

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    Default Re: Got a French flag on your Facebook profile picture...

    Yeah, Breezy's hit the nail on the head. I feel for Beirut and all the other places but Paris is closer to home and we've been there many times. It's a place of happiness for us and seeing this happening there just ripped the heart out of us.

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