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Netizens terrified or trusting of martial law in Mindanao

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Social media erupts after the Philippine government announces that President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on Tuesday, May 23, prompted by the attack of the Maute Group in Marawi City. Continue reading Netizens terrified or trusting of martial law in Mindanao

Facebook users ‘check in’ to support North Dakota pipeline protests

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A log adorned with colorful decorations remains at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest encampment as construction work continues on the pipeline near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Morgan

More than 4,600 people used Facebook’s location tagging feature to “check in” on Monday afternoon at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation

October 31, 2016 — Thousands of supporters of a Native American tribe and environmental activists fighting construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota turned to social media on Monday in a bid to confuse police who they believe are using it to track the protesters.  Continue reading Facebook users ‘check in’ to support North Dakota pipeline protests