17 Times Social Media Saved The Day In 2015
When after a Sikh guy became a racist meme, the internet rallied and helped turn him into a hero.
After this racist meme was called out, the internet used #BeLikeDarsh to make the NCAA player a role model.
When Twitter helped reunite three abandoned children with their mother.
When the railway minister responded to a tweet and arranged for food to be sent to hungry students who were stuck in a seven hour delayed train.
When a Muslim professor offered to treat people to a pork meal to stand up against intolerance.
When thousands of animal lovers took to Facebook and Twitter, and raised over ₹60 lakhs to save Friendicoes, one of India’s biggest animal rescue organisations.
When hundreds of women used social media to organise a movement reclaiming public spaces in remembrance of the December 16 gang rape.
When a Chennai rapper's viral video protesting Unilever's toxic waste deposits in Kodaikanal made this impact.
When Indians and Pakistanis trended #ProfileForPeace to protest against increasing hate politics between their countries.
When Twitter tried to help India's 19-year-old sprinter get to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
When StoryPick teamed up with Ketto to raise money for a 9-year-old who had been raped and was in need of medical treatment.
And literally any time Sushma Swaraj logged on to the internet.
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