2 Major Uprisings

The Boston Marathon in 2013 was a major event. Three people were killed and about 264 were injured. Two men set off two bombs near the finish line. Online it says “Dzhokhar said he and his brother wanted to defend Islam from the U.S., which conducted the Iraq War and War in Afghanistan, in the view of the brothers, against Muslims.” (Boston marathon bombings, 2013) Social media has influenced this event because it has brought people together and is making everyone aware of what is going on. According to an article it says, “TV was the most widely used source of information about the bombings, according to Pew, used by 80% of Americans.” (Petrecca, 2013)

Petrecca, L. (2013, April 23). After bombings, social media informs (and misinforms). USA TODAY. Retrieved from http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/04/23/social-media-boston-marathon-bombings/2106701/

Boston marathon bombings. In (2013). Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Marathon_bombings

The United States has been fighting over whether same-sex marriage should be legal for a long time but these past couple of years have gotten worse. The media influences these uprisings because they put it all over the news. Many supporters use Facebook as a way of getting more people to help pass this law. Around 2.5 million people changed their profile picture to a red equal sign in support of same-sex marriage. Many people who were not for same-sex marriage said that it has to do with religious beliefs and parenting concerns. (Same-sex marriage in, 2014)

Same-sex marriage in the united states. In (2014). Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_the_United_States

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