The Power of Hashtag Activism

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Technology has changed the way police incidents are captured, viewed and shared. But how has social media been used to shape the national conversation that follows? For instance, Black Lives Matter is now a household phrase. How did that come to be? In what ways have the activists behind the movement used online media to try to effect real-world change?

Credits

Guest:
Deen Freelon - American University’s Center for Media & Social Impact - @dfreelon

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher