#JeSuisCharlie has become one of Twitter’s all-time top hashtags

first_img Show Comments ▼ #JeSuisCharlie has become one of Twitter’s all-time top hashtags Catherine Neilan Tags: Twitter #JeSuisCharlie – the phrase used to show solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack – has become one of the most popular hashtags in Twitter’s history.The attack, which took place on Wednesday morning, gave rise to the hashtag spontaneously as people used social media to express their support for those who had been killed and for the Charlie Hebdo team’s no-holds-barred stance towards free speech. Nine staff, one guest and two police officers were killed on Wednesday. A second shooting yesterday morning claimed the life of a female police officer. It developed into a hostage situation, which came to a conclusion this afternoon with the death of three of the suspects and four hostages.Je Suis Charlie became a near-universal phrase, used in vigils around the world. But on social media, it was even more dominant.Twitter said the hashtag had been used more than 3.4m times, peaking on Thursday evening when there were nearly 6,500 tweets per minute, according to CNN.However, it’s not enough to push #JeSuisCharlie to the number one spot, Twitter added.Other hashtags have also emerged, including #JeSuisAhmed – the name of one of the police officers who was killed, highlighting a view that while many people did not like Charlie Hebdo’s provocative cartoons they respected the magazine’s right to publish them.Alongside that #JeNeSuisPasCharlie also trended, with some people saying they were not brave enough to take the risk the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had done. Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo whatsapp whatsapp Friday 9 January 2015 3:57 pmlast_img

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