Brands, social media platforms join in expressing solidarity with France

Many organizations and public figures used social media to offer condolences after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Digital platforms afforded users ways to express their grief.

Many have become accustomed to get their information from social media channels during crises, but it’s also a place to turn in the wake of a tragedy.

On Monday, French President François Hollande gathered with government officials and French citizens for a nationwide moment of silence after terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night killed at least 129 people.

The moment was broadcast across Twitter, Facebook and news organizations’ websites, but it was far from the only online memorial.

Brands respond in solidarity

Several organizations also observed moments of silence honoring the victims of the Paris attacks. The Manchester United soccer franchise and National Football League teams were among the many sharing those solemn moments on social media:

A moving moment of silence prior to kickoff in MetLife Stadium. #Paris https://t.co/rjwy7CH0tX

— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2015

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