Does Posting Just For Likes Make A Difference?

In the days following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe Vs Wade last month, the internet, like the nation’s streets, filled with pro-choice activism.

Hashtag activism or clicktivism, in the past 10 years has transformed left-wing movements, allowing people online to share ideas and express solidarity.

While clicktivism has some measurable benefits, not everyone is on board. Some question the integrity of online activism and its effect on real-world change. To talk more about clicktivism and the unique ways social and political movements play out online, KGNU’s Alexis Kenyon spoke with Deen Freelon an associate professor at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina and a principal researcher at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.

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