The Role of Twitter in Advocacy

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Last week, Emma Gonzales made headline news for enlisting more followers than the NRA in just two weeks.  Those familiar with Twitter will not be surprised to see the role it is playing in the #MarchForOurLives movement, and how a group of teenagers are using hashtags to drive debate and policy.

If you are looking to learn more about the legacy of Twitter and the role it has played in Global Politics here are five resources to give you more context into the ways Twitter has influenced not just 2018, but the decade.


2011: Lessons from The Twitter Revolution

2012: Twitter comes to the rescue in Kenya

2014: Twitter’s Influence on Canadian Politics

2014: Ways Twitter is Changing the World

“In September 2014, actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launched HeForShe – a global campaign aimed at getting men and boys involved in the fight for gender equality. Soon, high-profile men were tweeting their support for the movement and calling on others to get on board. In the space of a few weeks, the term “feminist” went from being a dirty word to one that everyone from Harry Styles to Barack Obama were openly embracing.” (Read more here)

2015: #BlackTwitter


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