Activism in the Age of Social Media Amanda Funger | Avant-Youth Due to the pandemic, many people are becoming involved with social justice movements through social media, which has become an increasingly popular avenue where a lot of people engage in activism. A Pew Research Center survey found that about Read more…
In case you haven’t heard, election season isn’t over. Both Senate seats from Georgia are still up for grabs since none of the candidates received over 50 percent of the votes back in November. We decided to hit the streets of Atlanta again and ask the people whether this election is important to them.
When you’re online, do you feel like everyone is constantly on the same understanding on a variety of topics where the crazy, fringe ideas couldn’t possibly appeal to a substantial portion of people? Are all your ads, news articles and timelines often mirroring your political opinions? If so, then you could be in a digital echo chamber.
TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity
Social media has proven itself as a tool for political activism, from online boycotts to offline gatherings. It also has implications for how political campaigns operate. Social media can aid campaigns with voter targeting efforts, but it can also make the electoral process vulnerable to misinformation and manipulation, including from foreign actors.
Biden and Trump may have walked different paths, controversial in their own ways, but both pointed to Washington in the end. While the choices you’ve been presented may feel disheartening, it is important to remain hopeful for and committed to the future of your country. Don’t let uncertainty about your stance on the next president overshadow the importance of voting on all levels.
Slacktivism is an effort to engage with politics that really doesn’t take much effort at all. You share an article, write a Tweet or add a profile frame.