"If you turn on CNN, you hear, 'Two people have died. Oh no, it's seven. No, it was 80.' And if you get on Facebook and Twitter, there's a lot of emotion. People are trying to play with your head," said one member of the group, who declined to give his name for fear of reprisals against relatives in Syria. "You really cannot distinguish noise from signals. We didn't want to do that; we didn't want to contribute to the noise."