How Twitter Helps Fight Human Rights Abuse

New Republic: How Twitter Helps Fight Human Rights Abuse. “Human rights activism is premised on the truth that people behave better when watched. No one wants their reputation tarnished, so people are more likely to avoid misconduct if they think others will notice and highlight it. Some deride social media like Twitter for superficiality, but more is at stake: by democratizing the media, social media enables many more people to spotlight abuse—a key tool for curtailing it.”

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