USING THE MEDIA TO FIGHT THE MEDIA.

Comedian Aziz Ansari did something spectacular. He pulled Rupert Murdoch up on his shit and created a hashtag for other people to do so too.
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/01/13/comedian-aziz-ansaris-hashtag-rupertsfault-takes-off-in-response-to-murdochs-anti-muslim-tweets/
This article discusses it from the very beginning. Rupert tweets that all Muslims should be held responsible for the actions of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and more. Ansari questions this by pointing out that you cannot make people responsible for the negative actions of others in the same religion. They do not always work as a group.

Aziz retaliates with the following tweets:
.@rupertmurdoch Rups can we get a step by step guide? How can my 60 year old parents in NC help destroy terrorist groups? Plz advise.

.@rupertmurdoch You are Catholic, why are you not hunting pedophiles?

Anytime a Christian person rear ended your car. And many more. This hashtag completely took off, pointing out how ridiculous Murdoch’s claims were.

Christopher Kelly. @Asssouls
@azizansari Hitler was raised Catholic. Holocaust =
This is a fantastic example of someone using Twitter for both political and social activism. Aziz Ansari, a famous comedian and actor uses the voice he has on Twitter (a result of his large fan base and following) and makes critical remarks against Murdoch’s actions. Introducing the #rupertsfault hashtag opened up a place in the twitter-sphere for people to discuss, for people to recognise and criticise someone for their actions. That’s the benefit of living in the twitter age. So many people can open you up to new areas of interest and discussion. Sometimes things like this will come up in your feed and you’re forced to get involved. Forced to have an opinion. It might be harder for individuals with less of a following to get their voice out there, but when celebrities like Aziz take this kind of action, hopefully people will follow his lead.
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