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Social media may inspire empathy for the people in Aleppo




Girls carrying school bags provided by UNICEF walk past destroyed buildings on their way home from school on March 7 in the rebel-held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. So many people have fled the city and so much of its infrastructure has been destroyed that nighttime satellite images show 97 percent less light there compared with four years ago.
Girls carrying school bags provided by UNICEF walk past destroyed buildings on their way home from school on March 7 in the rebel-held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. So many people have fled the city and so much of its infrastructure has been destroyed that nighttime satellite images show 97 percent less light there compared with four years ago.
Zein al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

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There are thousands of civilians who remain trapped in Aleppo. As the warefare continues and resources become scarce, the people in the area still share their stories.

That includes people like Lina Shamy, a freelance journalist posting a video from Aleppo.

She's one of many using social media to share the extreme conditions in Syria.

To help understand how those messages can influence people across the world, Take Two's Sanden Totten spoke to Karen North.

She's a USC psychologist who specializes in online communities.

To hear the full conversation, click the blue play button above.