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Internet Round-Up: Who Does #BringBackOurBoys Really Help?

International shock and anger resounded after last week’s kidnapping of three Israeli youths in the West Bank, widely attributed to Hamas and deemed a “despicable terrorist act” by John Kerry. The flames of outrage have been fueled by a growing social media campaign known by the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, launched by the University of Haifa Ambassadors in reference to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign that brought attention the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by terror group Boko Haram. The campaign has helped the Israeli kidnapping gain a similar viral awareness, with the hashtag receiving up to 2,800 Tweets per hour and the Facebook page up to 98,000 likes as of Wednesday. And its message -- “Children deserve life without being kidnapped by terrorists,” in the words of Ambassadors Network founder David Gurevich -- seems fairly hard to criticize. But, perhaps predictably, the campaign has still...

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