ABC News (Australia): Meet the digital librarians saving social media posts to protect human rights

ABC News (Australia): Meet the digital librarians saving social media posts to protect human rights. “When 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown was shot six times by police in Ferguson, Missouri, Ed Summers and his colleagues quickly began collecting tweets. The controversial 2014 killing of Brown had became a focal point of the Black Lives Matter campaign: Mr Summers’ team were looking to use the social media platform as a new tool for documenting abuse. Within two weeks, more than 13 million tweets had been collected, and the experience had given birth to a new archiving initiative: Documenting the Now, a specifically Twitter-related human rights project.”

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