Digital activism has become an unavoidable part of our lives, where we are increasingly becoming exposed to political unrest, social tension and charitable organisations through mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. With no built-in filter, zero cost of entry and an ever-expanding amount of participation, these platforms have become the centre for launching activist campaigns, in which individuals can broadcast to an entire network and aggregate a large following (Mitew, T 2015).
I want to pose the questions: Have social media platforms been used differently to propose different ideas and messages? And have these all been successful? Together, we are going to explore current examples that all of us have been exposed to!
This topic is highly controversial, where does one go beyond just agreeing and following a post, tweet or page about an active problem? Social media and activism needs to be effectively implemented to ensure for the justified outcome.