The #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone trend

On February 6 - one day before a Senate hearing on John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director - the hashtag #ReplaceSongTitleWithDrone began trending. It seemed to attract tweeters on the left and right, reflecting the fact that concern around US drones appears to cross the political spectrum.


  1. The first tweet using the hashtag seems to have been this one by @TvAv8r
  2. Two minutes later, @emile_husson joined in:
  3. Between 18.30 and 19.00 the hashtag took off.
  4. About 7pm, @BuzzFeedAndrew got involved (he with almost 69,000 followers):
  5. Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor @DaveWeigel (with more than 100,000 followers) chipped in at 19.07:
  6. Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson, with 8,000 followers:
  7. The conservative political commentator @SECupp (205,000 followers) offered at 19.09:
  8. Foreign Policy's Josh Rogin (with 24,000 followers):
  9. The twitter account for the hacktivist collective Anonymous (with 164,000 followers) added this contribution at 19.27: