digital activism

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Why Facebook? Activism, censorship, and democracy

Academic paper
Lauren Zentz
03/12/2021
19 minutes to read

Lauren Zentz examine how a group of progressive activists interact around a certain set of Facebook’s hate speech policies and practices in order to make meaning of them, make both political and social use of them, and be critical of them. 

The Role of Digital Media in Pro-Choice Activism

Article
Jitske Verhagen
07/03/2022
18 minutes to read

This article delves into the way the Pro-Choice movement makes use of the hybrid media system to fight for the right to abortion. The Women's March does this through the use of various digital media platforms which in turn affects traditional media

Activists use a variety of digital technologies to try to change the world. Different social movements have, for instance, used live streaming technologies to promote transparency and to demonstrate how they distinguish themselves from (according to them) corrupt governments. Dr. Emiliano Treré from Cardiff University discusses his perspective on studying digital activism.