Social Disruptions

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  • #IStandWithAhmed

    A tech blogger named Anil Dash tweeted the hashtag, with a photo of Ahmed being escorted out of the school by police in handcuffs. The 14-year-old was arrested because a teacher thought the clock Ahmed made was a bomb. The hashtag was largely used by scientists, engineers, and public figures such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Mark Zuckerberg.
  • #OscarsSoWhite

    The hashtag was started by April Reign, an editor at People were upset with the lack of diversity, for the second year in a row all of the nominees for best lead and supporting actors were white. Many celebrities boycotted the event, such as Will and Jada Smith, Spike Lee, and Michael Moore. The hashtag was tweeted over 256,000 times.
  • #WomensMarch

    This hashtag was seen as a response to Donald Trump being sworn in as President of the United States, because of previous statements he has made about women. The protests took place during inauguration weekend. Social media was used to organize marches to capital buildings.
  • #MeToo

    The hashtag was created ten years earlier by feminist activist Tarana Burke, but gained popularity with Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct allegations being brought to light. The hashtag social media campaign was created to allow others to share personal stories of sexual harassment and assault. It has been used by other high-profile celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Lady Gaga and Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • #BlackLivesMatter

    This hashtag is associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. The group originally started using it in 2013 on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. However, more current event such as the unjust killing of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd by police has given the movement renewed vigor. Social media has been filled with other reports of police brutality and misconduct.