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Tip: How to cover online social movements

Fact-checking and adding wider context are just some of the ways to effectively report on online activism

Posted: 15 July 2020

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With the recent activity of the Black Lives Matter protests, covering activism online has proved to be important.

The sensitivity of the situations that spark these online movements need to be respected and covered in an appropriate manner.

In an article for the International Journalists’ Network, Ayelet Sheffey discusses some best practices to cover social movements on the internet.

These include fact-checking posts that are gaining traction to prevent the spread of misinformation, and situating the story within a larger context.

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