When a United Nations resolution condemning the Syrian goverment was vetoed, all took to Twitter—again— to vent.

Syrian dissidents have been using social media for the past several months to voice opposition to the government’s treatment of protesters. Meanwhile, government supporters have also been using social media to show support for President Bashar al-Assad. A new report suggests as many as 2,900 people have been killed since civil unrest began in mid-March.

Last week, Syrian social media was again abuzz after a United Nations resolution to condemn the Syrian government was vetoed. The veto came as a result of opposition by China and Russia, which have vowed to put forward a “more balanced” resolution.

The online debate shows how Syrian social media updates follow news cycle and give a glimpse at how it is being used by protesters and government supporters alike.

Photo by james.gordon6108

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