Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown on Twitter

Social media is a powerful tool.  This article analyzes millions of tweets regarding Mike Brown and the failure to indict Darren Willson.  Events, especially ones regarding to race, have the ability to create large social movements and that likelihood has only increased with today’s social media.  The #blacklivesmatter was used consistently regarding frequent police shootings of young black men.

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Rashawn Ray, Melissa Brown, Neil Fraistat & Edward Summers (2017) Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown on Twitter: #BlackLivesMatter, #TCOT, and
the evolution of collective identities, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40:11, 1797-1813



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