PASSOP / Twitter Refugees

The media reporting on the humanitarian crisis has painted a large group of people as “refugees”, dehumanising them and leaving them homeless. People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) is a not-for-profit human rights organisation devoted to fighting for the rights of asylum-seekers, refugees, and immigrants.

We built an automated engine to hijack the global conversation and set out to remind people of one thing: that refugees are human beings.

It found posts on Twitter containing the word “refugee” and automatically replaced that word with the phrase “human being” - Tweeting the result back to the sender and reminding the world that these are real people that we are talking about.