A Brief Note On Social Media And Human Rights

2115 WordsApr 26, 20159 Pages
Using Social Media in Human Rights The nature of human rights campaigns in modern day American contains within it a use of social media. The way that humans interact today is predominantly through use of social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and a plethora of other options. It cannot be denied that the findings of the Walaski study that social media is an immediate source of communication (1) is true, as qualitative research methods have shown. Incorporating By providing insights and advice on the best ways that human rights advocates can make effective use of the social media at their disposal, improvements can be made in the outcomes of human rights campaigns in modern day America. The Kalai study in 2014 found that most people believe that human rights is an important part of modern society (234), and the study found that through social media, more people became educated about what human rights involved. This is supplemented by a study led by Ford in 2014 which found that more people use social media for their news than any other source (44). From the survey methods used by both Kalai and Ford’s studies, we know that human rights ' activist group leaders ' need to incorporate this surge of social media into their outreach methods to spread their cause. Due to its popularity, social media has the innate ability to reach a large number of people very quickly and, as Dutt and Rasul discovered in a 2014 study, proper use of social media can result in
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