Following the deadly violence in Paris, leaders around the world went on social media to denounce the attacks and show support for the people of France. On Twitter, 10000s were united in their grief, shock and resilience using hashtags #PrayersforParis and France’s motto, Liberte Egalite Fraternite to share thoughts and connect with one another.

For continuous live updates, we’re following the Guardian’s live blog, the @Reportedly team’s curated Twitter timeline, and France 24’s live video stream. VOA News is posting updates in English and in French as more confirmed information becomes available.

The team at Twitter Moments is curating tweets from news organizations and verifiable personal accounts to share, ‘what you need to know‘ about the attacks. They’ve also collected these tweets of support under, ‘the world prays for Paris‘.

We’ll post more links below and to our timeline on @africarizing


The Paris Attacks: Portraits of some of the victims (NPR)

World leaders react to #ParisAttacks on social media (@andreas212nyc / Medium).

Appeals for ‘unity’ after deadly attacks on Paris (NY Times).

President Holland says, Paris attacks ‘act of war’ by ISIS (Washington Post).

The power, the horror, and the distortions of social media (BBC).

12 social media rumors you shouldn’t believe (Buzzfeed).

U.S. President Barack Obama gave this statement following the attacks.

France’s President Francois Hollande also gave a statement in response to the attacks saying, “faced with terror, France must be strong, it must be great”. Buzzfeed News (@BuzzfeedNews) has video of his full speech with a transcript translated to English (Buzzfeed News).

The New York Times has an interactive map and photos tracking what has
been reported at each location in Paris where attacks occurred (NY Times).