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Social Media Influence On Social Justice Issues

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Millennials and post-millennials use social media to stay informed on social justice issues. Zeynep Tufekci (2013) found that with the spread of the Internet in the last two decades, social movements have become increasingly reliant on new digital technologies for networking and information sharing. Social media platforms make it easy to spread a message across the world or spark conversations or discussions about social justice topics. The availability of social media is present on gaming consoles, smart phones, tablets, and laptops. As of September 2009, 93% of American teens between the ages of 12 and 17 went online, a number that has remained stable since November 2006 (Lenhart, Percell, Smith, & Zickuhr 2010). In comparison, young adults,
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