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    When we have a terrorist attack there is a spark on social media and people like me and you, create hashtags such as #prayfor(country/city). Do you believe this helps the terrorists achieve their goals by making the situation seem bigger and scarier? The terrorists want us to know this happened so we feel fearful for our lives or the lives of our loved ones. I understand the hashtags raise awareness and show support for the families but in doing so, those hashtags increase fear and make the terrorists more well-known to us. Please discuss your opinions below - thank you!
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    I would say that the main issue of these hashtags aren't that they amplify the issue by making it seem 'scarier', It's that they provide no real substance or input towards the situation itself. Simply tweeting '#PrayForX' won't solve the enigmatic issue of Terrorism, it's an entirely vacuous statement used by people who have no idea how to do anything about it. Practically, the 'PrayForX' Hashtag does absolutely nothing to help the situation. Not a damn thing. That's my main quarrel with the phrase.
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    (Original post by Danny Large)
    I would say that the main issue of these hashtags aren't that they amplify the issue by making it seem 'scarier', It's that they provide no real substance or input towards the situation itself. Simply tweeting '#PrayForX' won't solve the enigmatic issue of Terrorism, it's an entirely vacuous statement used by people who have no idea how to do anything about it. Practically, the 'PrayForX' Hashtag does absolutely nothing to help the situation. Not a damn thing. That's my main quarrel with the phrase.
    Couldn't have put it better myself.
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