Standing Rock Indian Reservation: Will Using Facebook Check-In Help The Protesters?

Rachel Tsoumbakos - Author

Nov. 1 2016, Updated 5:43 p.m. ET

If you have logged into Facebook over the last few days, you might have noticed something about many of your friends: they have used the check-in function to announce they are currently at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. So, what’s the deal there? And will this really help the protesters at Standing Rock?

The theory is that by using the check-in function on Facebook, you will be able to show your support for those protesters at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation who are against the construction of a $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which, as this Inquisitr article points out, could “destroy sacred tribal sites and endanger tribe’s water supply.” As The Guardian has pointed out, “hundreds have been arrested in numerous clashes with police” over this protest.

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