False equivalencies: Online activism from left to right

  title={False equivalencies: Online activism from left to right},
  author={Deen Freelon and Alice E. Marwick and Daniel Kreiss},
  pages={1197 - 1201}
Digital media are critical for contemporary activism—even low-effort “clicktivism” is politically consequential and contributes to offline participation. We argue that in the United States and throughout the industrialized West, left- and right-wing activists use digital and legacy media differently to achieve political goals. Although left-wing actors operate primarily through “hashtag activism” and offline protest, right-wing activists manipulate legacy media, migrate to alternative platforms… Expand
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