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Social media platforms have served as venues for political engagement and social activism for many years, especially for Black Americans.

The types of online activism engaged in by Black social media users varies by age, with younger Black users being more likely to do these things than older Black users.

One-third of Black users reported using a hashtag related to a political or social issue on social media in the previous month.

In other cases, Black and Hispanic social media users both stood out from White users in using social media to look for information about rallies or protests happening in their area.

Some 77% of Asian Americans who use social media say these sites are at least somewhat effective for this aim.

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