|Facebook Filter Supporting November 2015 Paris Attacks|
Facebook, Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Although support is much appreciated, in times like these we need to be doing more than applying an effect on a photo. There were many other options that many of us most likely didn't consider. For example, donations to the Red Cross were being made. Food supplies and letters were also sent to Paris during this time.
Another detrimental effect of the Facebook filter is potential favoritism or lack thereof. Countries are bombed, attacked, and invaded every week.. Children are thrown into a string of sex trafficking, are killed, and tortured. Those effected by tragedy on a regular basis may feel unappreciated or even forgotten if they don't get Zuckerberg's support. Needless to say, it may be time to get rid of the Facebook filter. Now this isn't to say the filter is all bad, however, we need to be giving in times such as the Paris bombings.
Actress Kara Brown's tweet after the Paris attacks rings true with many across the world: "Putting a filter on your Facebook picture doesn't help anyone in Paris." She then followed by explaining, "It certainly doesn't hurt but it rings hollow. It helps people seem concerned in the most passive way possible."
If applying the Facebook filter costed you $5, would you still do it?