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Title: Social media in black lives matter movement: amplifying or reducing gaps in protest participation?
Authors: Lee, Sangwon
Saifuddin Ahmed
Keywords: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2023
Source: Lee, S. & Saifuddin Ahmed (2023). Social media in black lives matter movement: amplifying or reducing gaps in protest participation?. Journal of Information Technology and Politics.
Journal: Journal of Information Technology and Politics
Abstract: This study explores the role of social media in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement by examining how social media news use impacts BLM protest action. Theoretically, we go beyond the frequently discussed relationship between social media and protest participation and examine how grievances, political efficacy, and racial identity conditionally impact the influence of social media on protest engagement. The findings suggest that social media news use amplifies, rather than reduces, the gaps between engaged and disengaged citizens regarding protest participation, particularly in the online sphere. These indicate that social media is not an equalizing tool for BLM participation.
ISSN: 1933-1681
DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2023.2223210
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: © 2023 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved.
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