Facebook Users 'Check In' In Solidarity With Standing Rock Protesters

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Cousins Jessica and Michelle Decoteau, of Belcourt, both enrolled members in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, don slogans opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D. The pair, who participated in a peaceful protest outside the North Dakota state capitol, say they stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. (John L. Mone/AP)

If you’ve been on Facebook in the last day or so, you may have noticed some people using Facebook’s location feature to “check in” to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Fort Yates, North Dakota, even though they’re not physically there.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with John Hult, reporter for Argus Leader Media, about what’s happening.


John Hult, reporter for Argus Leader Media and the USA Today Network. He tweets @ArgusJHult.

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