Syria uprising, Twitter, and social-media revolution fatigue: “Why Don’t We Care About Syria?” | Slate

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The Syrian uprising should be the kind of story that takes social media by storm. It has extraordinary acts of resistance, ordinary citizens fighting for freedom, and the Internet’s power to break through a government’s wall of silence. On Thursday, a U.N. panel declared that the Syrian government has engaged in “gross human rights violations.” So why hasn’t Syria gone viral?