Last updated: 7 February, 2013
With this week’s leaked white paper on US drone policy the debate took to Twitter. A trend where people used #replacesongtitlewithdrone quickly became one of the top trending hashtags.
It’s founder, @TxAv8r, explains why he started it by saying:
Greg Demo @TxAv8r
@Alasil Well, Obama’s drone policy is absurd. Then it just hit me. So I checked the hashtag & was kinda shocked to see it hadn’t been used.
Within hours it became a trend across Twitter including Tweets such as:
Farea Al-muslimi @almuslimi
“Sorry baby, I have to take this call. Yes?, does he have beard? Ok, then drone him.” #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone
Hala Jaber @HalaJaber
Killing me softly with his Drone #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone this is my finali.
Tilo Jung @TiloJung
I’ve got 99 drones, but a surveillance drone ain’t one #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone
Lee Ritz @lee_ritz
#ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone Droning Queen, feel the heat of Barack’s death machine…Oooh yeah!
Layla Anwar @laylaanwar
Don’t drone me this way #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone
Some considered it a way to raise awareness:
I don’t think hashtags like #replacesongtitlewithdrone are bad. It’s dark humor to force a subject that should be in everyday conversation.
While others were more sceptical to the concept saying,
Christina Mills @chrisssy_dear
Yeah, let’s joke about the thing that kills people everyday? No.#ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone
You want to generate awareness about #Drones, join our#NoDrones campaign http://storify.com/noonarabia/nodrones-campaign-relaunched-day-3 …#ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone
Please, all of you using the hash-tag #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone Please use this as well #NoDrones to protest against drones.Thank you!