Harvard Law Today: How ‘digital witnesses’ are documenting history and challenging the status quo

Harvard Law Today: How ‘digital witnesses’ are documenting history and challenging the status quo. “In May 2020, George Floyd’s murder by law enforcement was captured on video by a 17-year-old girl. The agonizing, near nine-minute recording spread like wildfire on the internet, inciting rage, protests, and marked a pivotal moment in the Black Lives Matter movement. This video illustrates how young Black people around the United States — but also in other countries — are documenting and sharing their lives and major events using commonly available tools like cellphones. A recent event hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society explored how such young ‘digital witnesses’ are documenting — and making — history in the United States and around the world.”

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