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Azerbaijan: Facebook hate campaign for ‘consorting’ with the ‘enemy?’

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethnicity & Race, International Relations, Music, Politics, War & Conflict, Youth

Angered by a photograph of Aynishan Guliyeva, a contestant in this year's national selection for Eurovision, standing next to an Armenian competitor during a recent regional music festival, some youth in Azerbaijan have launched a hate campaign against the singer on the popular social networking site [1]. Created on Monday, the page has 2,726 likes at time of writing with the campaign reportedly resulting in the singer deleting her Armenian counterpart as a contact from her personal Facebook page.