Domestic Violence and Social Media

Domestic Violence and Social Media

Social media has penetrated many levels of society and undoubtedly plays a pivotal role in influencing minds for both the positive and the negative. One sensitive area of social media and the impact of its role is domestic violence. Domestic violence can be either physical, verbal or emotional. We hear and see, almost every other day stories of victim abuse being recorded on Facebook Live and images on Snapchat that lead law enforcement to the perpetrators. Seeing as how social media acts as a bit of a double edged sword,…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 30/10/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 30/10/2017

Here’s our latest analytical overview of the viral news on social media is Sri Lanka and across the globe last week. This week our team wrote about; What went viral in Sri Lanka  Foreigner’s baggage checked by a group claiming to be police One news headline that went viral on social media last week was the Facebook Live video that was uploaded by a foreigner; Adam Kelvick whose vehicle is stopped by an anonymous group claiming to be the CID. The foreigner refuses to corporate on account of the fact…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 23/10/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 23/10/2017

Here’s our latest overview of the hottest topics on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world last week. This week our team wrote about; Our Blogs #Metoo; the inside out of the trend that took over the internet What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Meteors in the southern sky There was quite a stir on social media last week with the meteor shower that was visible from the southern area of the country. While there were many rumours on certain news sites that it could be some kind…

#Metoo

#Metoo

The inside out of the viral trend on social media Actress Rose Mcgowan (claim to fame from Charmed), boldly went where many would dare not, exposing Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment charges against him. Her Twitter account was blocked at one point, though it was quickly restored. Other actresses who had her back like Alyssa Milano became prominent figures in this movement against sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a topic that surfaces one too often on social media. Each time it does, it serves as an indicator of the…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 16/10/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 16/10/2017

Here’s our latest update of what went viral on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world last week. This week our team wrote about; What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Anti-SAITM rally The Anti-SAITM rally that was recently held, ended with a tear gas attack from the police when they were brought in to control the situation that had gotten out of control. The post that was shared on the Facebook page Ada Derana Sinhala, went viral instantly. Impromptu railway strikes The sudden railway strike that happened in…