Amplified messages: How hashtag activism and Twitter diplomacy converged at #ThisIsACoup – and won.
Check out my latest blog post for the LSE Impact blog:
Online activism is a frequently debated topic amongst journalists and researchers alike. What effect can a popular Twitter hashtag really have in achieving political or social change? Wasim Ahmed looks in depth at last year’s heavily tweeted #ThisIsACoup hashtag. While concrete outcomes may still be indeterminate, it is clear social media is now a rich space for activism, expressions of solidarity and information sharing.
It has received mainstream media attention, and is among the most read blog post this week. It was recently mentioned on the Information School’s blog.
You can read it in full here.