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Background Information
Found on Twitter, this French political cartoon has a headline that reads, "Terrorism strikes again" and the man's sign reads, "Can you make room for me?" The other people hold signs with the many other places where terrorists have attacked.
Technique Used
Activate Emotion
This is propaganda because
This message is designed to create and activate strong feelings of solidarity between the people of France and the people of Belgium.


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    S James Ellis
    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 02:54
    S James Ellis
    More than anything, I read this as showing the futility of social media campaigns against radical terrorism. I understand the show of solidarity, but the tired expressions on each character's face, I feel, is directly related to the overall attitude of Europe: beaten and exhausted but without a clear path towards fixing a very pertinent issue.
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    Wed, 11/23/2016 - 06:11
    Contrary to another commenter, I see the faces in the crowd almost laughing at him. And, although it might be accurate of our leaders position, it's depressing.

    Being an American and feeling great responsibility for his situation. The least we could do is "make some room".
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    Neil Bogenrieder
    Fri, 01/27/2017 - 23:09
    Neil Bogenrieder
    This isn't really harmful. It's just pointing out where other terrorism attacks have occurred, and it's not really benefitting with strong emotion either. Nobody is being offended, it's just a factual list, so no harm no foul.

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