The Social Media Storm Surrounding United Airlines

By now, we’re all too familiar with the controversy surrounding United Airlines after a passenger on an overbooked flight was literally dragged off the plane this past Sunday. Of course, like all noteworthy events in the modern world, the incident went viral on social media. It began when passengers on the plane shared videos of their firsthand accounts of the violence on Facebook and Twitter. Once the Internet got ahold of the news, witnesses gave “interviews” to media outlets through Twitter to describe exactly what had occurred. And so began the online outrage at United’s treatment of the passenger. The situation definitely did not improve when United CEO Oscar Munoz thought it was a good idea to post this response to Twitter:

United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. pic.twitter.com/rF5gNIvVd0
— United (@united) April 10, 2017

The message only escalated the backlash, resulting in unique responses from just about everyone on social media. Here’s a look at what’s out there:
The Internet (Rightfully) Shows No Mercy
Unsurprisingly, United’s social profiles are currently serving as a place for critics to air their grievances about the company’s behavior. While some tweets and @replies consist of very angry text, others take a