How Effective Is Social Media In Leading To True Change?

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:24pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:28pm

In the more general sense, the U.S. has seen an amping up of activism, social movements and protests over the past year — owed in part to strong reactions to statements and tweets by President Trump.

And social media has played a significant in attracting more people to protests — both for and against the issue in question.

How effective are social movements in this rapidly-evolving age of social media in leading to true change?

With me to talk about that is Jennifer Earl, professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona.

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