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What does social media activism accomplish?

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2020
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As protesters continued to pour into America’s streets over the killing of George Floyd, images of black squares flooded social media on Tuesday in an effort to show support for antiracism and to protest against police brutality. The squares, part of a campaign called “Blackout Tuesday,” snowballed across social media feeds, but they also drowned out previous posts intended to organize in-person protests and share other resources. While the online campaign certainly brought attention to its cause, it also drew criticism for its execution and many questioned its effectiveness....

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