’ situations: ‘It is their window to liberty’ (Keren 2006: 57).
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Haigh would like to thank Alyssa Palfey, Valerie Osipov, and Fujo Yang for coding the socialmedia posts. They were undergraduates in the College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University when this project was conducted. It was supported by Undergraduate Research funds