By Amy Ratelle on Nov 21st, 2015
... The desire of Facebook users to express their grief over the [Paris] attacks and support for victims is natural, said McEwen, who has done research on how people use Facebook to grieve the death of a loved one.
"I think social media provides a platform for people to both demonstrate social support for some kind of cause, but it also allows people to express grief, to mourn," she said.
"There are many cases where we've seen people do this when a loved one passes away or when there's a natural disaster," said McEwen.