In the days following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe Vs Wade last month, the internet, like the nation’s streets, filled with pro-choice activism.
Hashtag activism or clicktivism, in the past 10 years has transformed left-wing movements, allowing people online to share ideas and express solidarity.
While clicktivism has some measurable benefits, not everyone is on board. Some question the integrity of online activism and its effect on real-world change. To talk more about clicktivism and the unique ways social and political movements play out online, KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon spoke with Deen Freelon an associate professor at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina and a principal researcher at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.