Indigenous People, Virtual Communities and Online Social Networks

Contention in Context: Social Media as an Effective Tool for Indigenous Online Dissidence

Introduction Online tools and social media platforms in particular, are recognised as important for social movements to achieve political goals, and as an avenue of political engagement and self-expression for members of marginalised communities (Anderson et al., 2018) and although activism on social media platforms has been criticized as weak, “push-button activism” (Landzelius, cited in Petray 2011, p. 934), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use these platforms to express culture, Read more [...]