Yes, that’s right: you can download a drone strike app. And if you do, you’ll receive periodic brief messages on your smart phone, such as: “Abdulrahman, a 16-year-old US citizen, was eating dinner with his teenage cousins when a missile came out of the sky.”
The free app Metadata+ reports and maps drone strikes by the United States, giving specific information about the otherwise often-invisible strikes.
Two recent reviews from those who have downloaded the app read:
“This app does something important - it raises awareness about important news regarding violent attacks by the U.S. in other countries.”
“Thank you for this wonderful app!! This is exactly what Americans need. ...Wake up people! We're committing murders of innocent civilians. Bombing weddings and schools. It's shameful. These are families with children, not ‘the bad guys’ as we've been trained to believe.”
The maker of Metadata+, Josh Begley, likewise created a Twitter account, that tweets each new strike.
Would you download Begley’s app or follow the Twitter account?
To discuss drone strike information-sharing, click on the “Comment” link below or visit us on Facebook.
If you'd like to receive the weekly “Democracy Blast” via email, click here.