“World Without Torture” campaign started on Facebook and Twitter
“World Without Torture” campaign of “International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims” (IRTC) seems to have started in May 2010. It is running on Facebook from http://www.facebook.com/WorldWithoutTorture as well as Twitter from http://twitter.com/withouttorture
There are at the moment only 73 followers on Twitter, but 1832 persons in the group on Facebook, and the wall on Facebook is much more active.
Previously it have been quite difficult to get data from facebook, but now has become easier with the search in the “graph” part of Facebook, e.g., http://graph.facebook.com/search?q=torture
The results is deliver in a straightforward JSON format. We have not yet begun to download data from Facebook systematically.
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