A Facebook group where everyone pretends to be ants has gained new life during the pandemic, its membership swelling to two million. It is one of about 100 role-playing groups on the social media platform. Photo: Shutterstock A Facebook group where everyone pretends to be ants has gained new life during the pandemic, its membership swelling to two million. It is one of about 100 role-playing groups on the social media platform. Photo: Shutterstock
A Facebook group where everyone pretends to be ants has gained new life during the pandemic, its membership swelling to two million. It is one of about 100 role-playing groups on the social media platform. Photo: Shutterstock

Role-playing as ants to escape stress of Covid-19, millions join Facebook group

  • A Facebook group, created in June 2019, has gained new life during the pandemic – nearly 2 million people are pretending to be part of a huge online ant colony
  • One member of the group says the page has ‘relieved the stresses that Covid-19 brought, including emotional, financial and social burdens’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Facebook group where everyone pretends to be ants has gained new life during the pandemic, its membership swelling to two million. It is one of about 100 role-playing groups on the social media platform. Photo: Shutterstock A Facebook group where everyone pretends to be ants has gained new life during the pandemic, its membership swelling to two million. It is one of about 100 role-playing groups on the social media platform. Photo: Shutterstock
A Facebook group where everyone pretends to be ants has gained new life during the pandemic, its membership swelling to two million. It is one of about 100 role-playing groups on the social media platform. Photo: Shutterstock
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