Conflicts spur social media war among young


ISLAMABAD, Sept 22,2013 (Obaid Khan / UPI Next) — Renewed conflict between Pakistan and India — most recently Pakistani accusations that Indian troops shelled its territory along the disputed Kashmir border — has ignited a social media war in which young people are using the new online technology to express support for their countries.

They use their messages to try to outdo and abuse each other, often resorting to profanity, and they post pictures of the opposing side’s flag being burned, make jokes and try to boost their armies’ morale.

“Students from both sides are using full force to put each other down,” Zaid Hamid, an independent Pakistani defense analyst, told UPI Next.

He said he had been monitoring social media since the renewal of tensions between Pakistan and India,

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