Witch-identified folks are sharing spells online in an act of magical resistance in advance of the U.S. election.
As the U.S. election approaches, various groups have mobilized to vote. But witches have taken it a little further, organizing online spellcasting meet-ups to engage in magical resistance.
Despite same-sex relations being criminal, social media is a space to come out and speak back to homophobia for the Nigerian tweeters in the study.
Black Lives Matter doesn’t believe in hierarchal structures allowing anyone to take on leadership tasks.
The structures of leaderful practices in online social media networking sites in the case of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Attendees at the women’s March on Edmonton, Alta on Jan. 21, 2017.
Online organizing is vital to the success of offline social justice campaigns. Executing digital campaigns exposes activists to attacks, but there are steps they can take to protect themselves.
A largely wordless social media protest allowed many to take a political stand who might otherwise have stayed aloof
In 2015, Canadians across the country organized in support of Syrian refugees arriving in the country; these rallies were planned online.
Online social movements are not leaderless. On the contrary, leadership duties are often assumed by identifiable individuals committed to doing leadership work.
A recent study uncovered a variety of surprising ways that people used Tinder in their lives.
Tinder was developed as a dating app, but research has found that some find it useful for promotional campaigns and artistic purposes.
Cyclists take over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during a Critical Mass protest event in 2000.
City of Sydney Archives: Tim Cole 'Circular Quay' Collection: 87824
In 1999, ahead of World Trade Organisation protests, a group of Australian activists created the first open internet publishing platform. This technology is the basis of the internet we know today.
New activist communities are fighting back against haters to make the world safer for LGBTQ teens.
It’s a lazy form of activism, but that doesn’t mean signing online petitions is useless.
Even if nothing happens immediately, petitions are one of many ways we can help build long-term change.
Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman, during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Christine Hallquist this week became the first trans person to win a major party's gubernatorial nomination. The percentage of trans adults has doubled since 2008. What's responsible for that change?
NRA TV’s content focuses on ideology rather than guns.
Screenshot from YouTube.com
Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
Social media activism leaves women open to online abuse from men.
Thousands of women have shared their experiences of sexual abuse. But, unlike the consciousness raising activities of 1970s feminists, hashtag activism suffers in a space dominated by men.
Political groups of all stripes recognise the enormous power of online mass persuasion, one meme at a time.
Each individual act of posting, linking, commenting and liking may look insignificant up close, but they add up. There is enormous power here for mass persuasion, one viral share at a time.
Mishaps can spiral out of control quickly these days.
Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo
Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago today can go viral in an instant, causing a massive backlash and leaving some of the biggest companies wrong-footed.
From the comfort of home, an activist shares an online petition.
AP Photo/Federica De Caria
Much social good can come from mass involvement – and research shows that includes online activism. The bigger picture takes in all those people who care but are at risk of doing nothing.
Protests in April and May galvanised the government to crack down on dissent.
The jailing of the two men shows the government of President Nursultan Nazarbayev well understands that it can no longer underestimate the power of new forms of civic activism.
Many people wanted to virtually join the protest.
While online action alone can't solve a problem, it can be a very useful tool to mobilize people and focus attention on a crucial issue.
Zimbabwe's ruling party is facing a wave of online and offline protest.
Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open.
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Young people are starting to skip the very public postings of some of social media's original platforms. Why? And where will that leave the companies that rely on our willingness to divulge everything?