Feb 16, 2018

02/16/2018: How Black Twitter is influencing America

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Twitter has the power to shape global conversation. And it’s become a way for marginalized communities to garner attention for the issues that matter to them. Case in point: Black Twitter. According to Pew Research, young black Americans use Twitter…

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Black Twitter is a force for activism

Feminista Jones on what the social forum has accomplished.
Demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement march during a demonstration against the killing of black men by police in the U.S.
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Twitter has the power to shape global conversation. And it’s become a way for marginalized communities to garner attention for the issues that matter to them. Case in point: Black Twitter. According to Pew Research, young black Americans use Twitter more than any other platform. And they’re discussing topics like racial injustice, police shootings and representation in entertainment. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with the author and activist known as Feminista Jones about the cultural significance and influence of Twitter as a platform for black activism. 

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