Facebook: Trending Stories That Caught Our Attention
Donner Sang Compter
A series of blood donation-themed posters with the Arabic hashtag (the solution is in your hand) were oddly spotted throughout the month across multiple cities around the world. Photos of these poster were heavily shared on social media and reported on by a number of Lebanese influencers as everyone was questioning the origin and message behind these posters. The mystery was ultimately resolved towards the end of February when it turned out that these posters were part of a recent activation by prominent Lebanese NGO Donner Sang Compter, which aims to promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation in Lebanon.
Lebanese Government Issues Traffic Violation Fines
As if mediocre road conditions in Lebanon were not enough, the government decided to issue a whole new set of traffic violation fines, spurring significant hype among Lebanese social media users who took to Facebook and Twitter to express their indignation and voice miscellaneous opinions. The new traffic law divides violations across five distinct categories. Fines in Section 1, which includes violations such as illegal parking and illegal sirens, range from $67 to $100 while those in Section 5 could go up to as much as $2000 for violations such as driving with no license, racing, DUI and motorbike acrobatics. Other breaches such as disobeying a traffic cop’s order or talking on the phone while driving are fined at $233 while penalties in Section 4, under which violating a one-way road, not having license plates and violating a traffic light are listed, are charged up to $467.