Pepperit’s Ryan Shelley spoke with Yahoo News Australia about the hijacking of hashtags by those who used them to promote clothes brands, yoga classes and models.
While it is not a new practice – several Instagrammers took advantage of the Sri Lankan bombings and Hurricane Dorian in this way – the vast majority of Australians are compassionate and would not accept this behaviour.
“Social media is a powerful platform for communities to come together. Regrettably, some people continue to take advantage of devastating events and circumstances… some people may be oblivious to whether they’re doing anything wrong at all.”
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