#JeSuisBruxelles

Hi all, I’m sure you have heard about the recent Brussels Bombings which has just occurred yesterday. At least 31 people were killed and 200 injured in the attacks on Brussels.

In the wake of these explosions, thousands have gone online to share cartoons and their condolences using the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles. As a result, the hashtag has trended for much of the day on Twitter.

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However many criticized netizens for being apathetic towards the Ankara bombings, which occurred on 13 March 2016. In fact, on Google news, typing in’Brussels attacks’ generated more than 18 million results, while ‘Ankara car bomb’ brought up fewer than 400,000 results.

In a post that has now gone viral and been shared more than 120,000 times, Mr Taylor, who has lived in Ankara for 18 months, said: “It is very easy to look at terror attacks that happen in London, in New York, in Paris and feel pain and sadness for those victims, so why is not the same for Ankara?”

The following tweets show other users who share the same sentiments:

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What do you think about the use of social media in both cases?

For more information:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brussels-attacks-terrorism-isis-google-news-ankara-car-bombing-a6947646.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brussels-bombings-social-media-reaction-to-attacks-criticised-as-disproportionate-compared-to-ankara-a6947186.html

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