Twitter has raised concern over the violent protests started after George Floyd’s death in the US. It has changed its profile picture and backdrop.
In addition to this, the social media giant has added the official “#BlackLivesMatter” hashtag to its bio.
Moreover, Twitter’s main account retweeted a thread from Twitter Together that explained different approaches to allyship in wake of the recent assassinations of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and George Floyd.
Racism does not adhere to social distancing.
Amid the already growing fear and uncertainty around the pandemic, this week has again brought attention to something perhaps more pervasive: the long-standing racism and injustices faced by Black and Brown people on a daily basis. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/8zKPlDnacY
— Twitter Together (@TwitterTogether) May 29, 2020
On the other hand. Facebook has also changed the logo of its official Facebook profile page to black. It aimed to show concern over George Floyd’s killing.
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written note over the matter.
George Floyd, 46, died on Monday after a white Minneapolis pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground from his knee for several minutes.
A video of the incident got viral in which Floyd was seen requesting to officers to leave him. He was saying, “I can’t breathe” before he died. The officer’s knee was still on his neck when he died.
Violent clashes have taken place in at least 30 cities, riot police have used tear gas and rubber bullets as protesters burned their vehicles.