If you’ve been using your social media to stop the genocide in Gaza and amplify the voices of innocent Palestinians—whose lives have been hanging by a thread, trying to survive more than six thousand bombs dropped by the Israeli occupation in just six days—you’ve most likely noticed your posts aren’t viewed by most of your friends anymore.
Algorithms on social media are currently not bringing Palestinian stories to the forefront; you’ll also have to dig for some time before you reach their stories. Even those of us who’ve been used to getting so many views from their social circles are currently witnessing a major drop in getting their voice delivered to their followers.
And it’s not about “views” or “engagement” right now; it’s about the fact that most of us have so many non-Muslim friends and acquaintances that we need to present these narratives to without having to DM every single one of them, “Hey! Check this out.”
And what these children are facing is not mere day-to-day challenges that they can get used to with experience; they’re living in the middle of a humanitarian emergency, experiencing every single second of it.
Social media newsfeeds are meant to function like a broadcast message to our circles. In times like these when most celebrities and figures are promoting the Israeli colonization’s propaganda, presenting the counter-narrative with sufficient evidence is key to getting people to actually pause and think things through. But what if we even need to dig so much and scroll for hours to find these stories?
And it’s not just us, many users believe that they’ve been shadow-banned ever since they started posting pro-Palestine content.
And here’s the catch: As time goes by, we can be more privileged to move on with our own lives—but Palestinians can’t. So all we’re asking from you is to keep showing people the stories of innocent Palestinian citizens who lost their families. There are currently children who don’t have any family members that can take care of them. And what these children are facing is not mere day-to-day challenges that they can get used to with experience; they’re living in the middle of a humanitarian emergency, experiencing every single second of it.
To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled some of the stories that highlight what our Palestinian brothers and sisters are going through at the moment. Remember them in your prayers and repost their narratives. They’re posting because they want their voices to be heard. So, don’t let their stories stop with you.
Please don’t stop amplifying their voices. Don’t stop mentioning their sufferings to those who still need to unlearn all the lies promoted by Western mainstream media. Every single voice counts, and yours can encourage the silenced to follow your example. It’s only when we work as a collective that our voices will echo in every corner of the planet.