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Last updated: 7 February, 2013

Controversial #replacesongtitlewithdrone trending on Twitter

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
 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
 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:

ᶢᴿᵉᴲᵑᶳ ‏@_greens_
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 …#ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone

Hayaat-حياة ‏@hayaatq
Please, all of you using the hash-tag #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone Please use this as well #NoDrones to protest against drones.Thank you!