A #hashtag is now mightier than the pen and the sword, here’s why. On the eve of the bloody Brussels attacks, the Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and Vice-Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Jambon addressed the world, telling them what happened and the Belgian Government will do about it.
All the world was watching, and on the podium where they gave their speech was nothing but 2 prints: the hashtag #BEGOV and Federale Regering (or the Federal Government of Belgium). Nothing else. In their background, the backdrop just said Belgique and Belgie.