Activism in the Social Media Age

How has political and civic engagement changed in the last five years since the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag was first created, and how has it expanded thanks to social media? Read the Pew Research Center’s report on Activism in the Social Media Age to learn how hashtags and online activism have shaped important discourse surrounding social issues like #MeToo, and sparked a broader discussion about the effectiveness of using social media as a tool for engagement and advocacy.

Key findings and original research is courtesy of the Pew Research Center’s analysis of publicly available tweets using Crimson Hexagon and data acquired through Gnip, in addition to an accompanying survey of 4,594 U.S. adults conducted in 2018. Read the full report here.