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syria 'chemical attack' prompts social media messages

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syria 'chemical attack' prompts social media messages

image copyrighttwitterimage caption some are changing their online profile pictures to plain yellow following a suspected chemical attack in syria's idlib images are being shared on social media conveying humanitarian and political messages in light of the suspected chemical attack in syria's northern idlib province on tuesday.dozens of civilians, including children, were killed and injured in the attack carried out on the rebel-held town of khan sheikhoun.the majority of images and videos circulated online show the victims either dead or suffering. many people changed their profile pictures on facebook and twitter to plain yellow - a colour symbolising toxic gas - to show their awareness of the incident. a syrian war journalist said this would help draw more media attention to the story. other yellow backgrounds shared online include this illustration of dead children in silhouette being carried up to the sky by toxic balloons with the term "chemical massacre". the images are reminiscent of those shared following the ghouta chemical attack in 2013 when over 1,000 people were said to have been killed.image copyrightfacebookimage caption images shared online are reminiscent of the 2013 chemical attack in syria's ghouta one of the prominent online images in the wake of the attack showed faces of dead children superimposed on billowing clouds of smoke. while the original image is from a strike on gaza, it was used to convey the loss of syrian children in idl...