Less than two days before Scots hit the polls, social media has been a primary platform in shaping the merits of union vs. independence. With millions of posts, shares and related content flooding the web, Thursday’s vote may very well teeter on a tweet.
A Liberal Democrat party lawmaker has initiated public discussion over the color of the Kremlin claiming that white walls were more “original” and also a symbol of morals that oppose the “degradation” coming from the West.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has denounced Romanian PM Victor Ponta’s plan to unify Moldova with Romania by 2018 as “inadmissible and irresponsible,” and called for all European countries to counter modern expansionism.
Scotland’s drive for independence may signal the most historic moment in UK history. Despite the gravity of the vote, some are taking a more light hearted approach. From memes to trolling, here are a few of the best social media moments’ of #indyref 2014.
Bringing Nazi comparisons into discussions is usually reserved for internet arguments, not middle school classrooms. But one US teacher may have missed that lesson when she assigned her sixth graders homework comparing Adolf Hitler and George W. Bush.
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans have flooded the streets of Barcelona in the region’s national day to demand the right to vote on independence from Spain. The demonstrators have formed a big V in red and yellow, symbolizing “vote.”
Anti-Englishness is driving the Scottish independence campaign, according to UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who says a split from England would fail to give Scots independence from EU bureaucrats in Brussels.
Beijing may be a fierce critic of the current Dalai Lama, but it is against having no Dalai Lama at all. That’s why China opposes the Dalai Lama’s plans not to reincarnate in a new body after his eventual death.
Britain’s major political parties have promised Scots more autonomy over tax and welfare spending if they choose to stay in the United Kingdom. The offer comes just over a week before the “too-close-to-call” independence referendum takes place.