on role of social activism in protest

Online activists support uprisings around the world. Here’s what we know about them.

Forget the “slacktivist,” the 20-something tweeting or liking Facebook posts from his basement but too lazy to do anything more. In reality, online activists are doing so much more — online and offline — than just tweeting. And they have been ever since they first hit the scene.

By Marco T. Bastos and Dan Mercea

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