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Abduction of Nigerian Schoolgirls Ignites Global Social Media

The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from their boarding school by an Islamic militant group a month ago has created a firestorm on social media.   From Twitter to Tumblr to Facebook to a online petition with more than 900,000 signatures, millions of people worldwide are voicing their outrage at government inaction and spreading the word of the girls’ plight with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.   However, this attempt to use social media to raise...

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