The Quad: Social media hashtags can be used as a valid form of activism (Daily Bruin)

Daily Bruin: The Quad: Social media hashtags can be used as a valid form of activism. “Arguments for and against the effectiveness of ‘hashtag activism’ generally date back to the #Occupy movement of 2011, which protested income inequality and the influence of money and corporations on the political process. Since then, popular and influential activist hashtags have included #StopKony (trying to remove a brutalist African dictator from power), #NotAllMen (trying to convince women that most men are respectful of women), #BlackLivesMatter (trying to address systemic anti-black racism in the United States, particularly to do with police brutality) and #BringBackOurGirls (trying to raise awareness regarding 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria).”