#JeSuisCharlie becomes one of the most popular hashtags in Twitter’s history

It began as a simple expression of grief over the assault on the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

It is now among the most popular hashtags used on social media.

The phrase #JeSuisCharlie has been tweeted over 5 million times, according to visualization tool Twitter Reverb.

About ten hours after the attack, in which three masked gunmen opened fire in the magazine’s office, the hashtag was being tweeted over 6,000 times per hour.

The hashtag was often accompanied by illustrations by fellow cartoonists. intended to show solidarity with the victims of the attack at Charlie Hebdo, which included four cartoonists, and tweets were often accompanied by illustrations by fellow cartoonists.

The phrase has also become a defiant statement in the wake of what is being described as an attack on the freedom of expression by Islamist extremists…

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  • ntt1

    All very well and giving the illusion of accomplishment however the immediate future still belongs to the CBCs inexcrable shariah compliant hamster news director Studel. it still belongs to all the media that are giving way to shariah law without a whimper of protest.

  • mauser 98

    2000 blacks being killed by Boko Harum does not even rate a mention to them

    • Frau Katze

      It’s getting REALLY bad in Nigeria.

  • cmh

    i am gonna exercise my right to free speech and say….’what a bunch of crap’.

    • Piss Mohammad

      Whats crap, Michelle or 2000 blacks?

  • Gaylord Ponce

    Just another way of showing cowardice. How about # my name is ———- and I deplore Muslim violence and will fight against it with every fibre of my body.
    Hashtags are for pussies..

  • Linda1000

    How many Twitter users know that that Saudi billionaire Sheikh Al – Waleed bin Talal (King Abdullah’s nephew) owns part of Twitter (about a $300 million stake). Isn’t it kind of ironic all the tweeters are supporting a business that is partly-owned by someone from a known terrorist-enabling state? Its what they are protesting against or related. Sheikh Talal also owns through his Kingdom Holding Co. about 7% voting shares ($3 billion) of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. , the parent company of Fox News. He also has sizeable investments in Citigroup Inc. (banking) and Apple Inc.

    • Frau Katze

      Gulf oil money is everywhere these days.