How Twitter helped find survivors trapped beneath rubble after Turkey’s earthquakes

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Hundreds of thousands of messages for help flooded social media platforms in the aftermath of the early morning earthquake that shook Turkey and Syria on Monday. “Please send help, we’re alive, here’s our address,” some survivors wrote, while other messages were posted on behalf of those still trapped under the rubble. According to online data platfom Statista, 16.1 million people used Twitter in Turkey as of January 2022, making it the seventh largest country in terms of the most active users on the social media platform. By the time a second powerful earthquake hit the same area in the early…

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