Spaces of Human Rights: How Social Justice is Achieved Through Social Media
Published on 9 Aug 2021
Over the past decade, social media has provided a dynamic space for activists to spread their messages and reach a wider audience on a global stage. Digital platforms like Twitter hold immense power in building large social movements such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, recruiting supporters and encouraging meaningful, enduring change in a society that has long been defined by its threatening inequality.
This first episode in our new series, Spaces of Human Rights, looks at Twitter and the wider implications social media has for championing human rights. Read more about the topic on our website here:
Editors note: EachOther would like apologise for not mentioning Noah Glass as a co-founder of Twitter in this video. Read more about Noah’s contribution to the founding of the social media platform here: https://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-cofounder-noah-glass-2011-4?r=US&IR=T
And read a full transcript of this video here: https://eachother.org.uk/spaces-of-human-rights-social-media/
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