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Lebanon trend explodes on Twitter

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop on which the Twitter logo is projected, in this file picture illustration taken in Warsaw on September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s conversation with itself sparked social media buzz on Twitter, after #WhatisTheSolutionForLebanon made trending lists for two consecutive days.

“Don’t give visas upon airport arrival” was a very common response on the platform, alongside requests to “elect a president now” and “close off Lebanon’s borders.”

When it came to tweeting solutions to Lebanon’s pitfalls, Twitter users split between pessimists who believed that “there is no solution, Lebanon will never be a country,” and others who felt that certain recommendations would improve the situation.

LBCI reporter Yazbek Wehbe’s tweet expressed the view that “ Lebanon should remain neutral [with respect to] regional problems.”

One user suggested a fresh take on security raids by tweeting “[the ISF] should form a special raid unit comprised of Haifa Wehbe, Maya Diab, and Ammar Houry.”

The explosion of tweets was inspired by last week’s crackdown on terror cells across the country, and after three suicide bombings hit the regions of Dahr al-Baidar, Tayyouneh, and most recently Raouche’s Duroy Hotel.

 

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