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- Hashtags have become a simple yet effective tool in organising protest groups.
- Public Facebook pages allow invitations to all and thus have a wide reach.
- As governments sometimes try to control social media, Firechat is a tool for ad-hoc local networks.
- The BlackLivesMatter movement uses social media to protest against police violence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter
- In the Arabic Spring, social media was the core organizing tool: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Spring
- In Brazil, Rolezinho, is a form of protest where black youth occupy malls.
- Following terrorist attacks in Paris, people organized the “Je Suis Charlie” movement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Je_suis_Charlie
- The “Platforme Citoyen” is a group of citizens formed to help with the inflow of refugees in Belgium. During 2015, they had two large marches which were organised throughout their Facebook groups.
- During the Hong Kong protests, groups used of Firechat, a peer-to-peer social media app to circumvent the governmental surveillance: http://socialmediadna.nl/firechat/
- The sukey app help protesters to avoid police kettles: