New Al Jazeera Channel In The US Sparks Offensive Tweets

August 21, 2013
On August 20, 2013, Al Jazeera America, a media group based in Qatar, went live, tagging itself as the latest American TV news channel that connects viewers to human stories at the heart of the news. The hashtag #AlJazeeraAmericaTVShows was also launched on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr to advertise the new show on cable, aside from full-page postings on newspapers like USA Today and The New York Times. The channel can be viewed by over 40 million homes. Social media sites had several conversations based on Al Jazeera America?s launch, talking about how it will be received by American viewers. Despite promises by the network that it will be offering more in-depth news and information, as well as covering grounds like never before, there were apprehensions on the part of potential viewers and social media users. The hashtag #AlJazeeraAmericaTVShows became a gathering point for people to share their issues and concerns about the latest release and how it would impact American viewers. aljazeera To date, it has generated a total of 27,800 tweets and 63 million impressions. Aside from the results of the new channel, #AlJazeeraAmericaTVShows also became a melting pot of political activists, anti-liberals and even racists. Many were tweeting jokes and simply poking fun while others were more serious in saying that it could widen the rift between Christians and Muslims or America and the Middle East. Some shared that the channel was basically racist and offensive especially to the Muslim community. Others used the hashtag as an opportunity to attack President Obama and his liberal methods. Here are some of the related hashtags used with the tweets. Now, let's see how much activity the top related hashtags are getting alongside #AlJazeeraAmericaTVShows. We can also see when certain related hashtags came up in the past 24 hours. The hashtag continues to trend well on Twitter.

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