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Traditional news declines as digital activism becomes the news medium

From Code Pink

When traditional news becomes a mouthpiece for genocide, it’s no surprise that viewership will fall. 

The latest Pew Research reports a third of US young adults get their news on TikTok, where sky-rocketing pro-Palestine hashtags are proving that it’s not only the young people’s platform of choice for news but also for global solidarity.

According to TikTok’s official blog, this trend continues across platforms. Instagram reported 5.7M total posts tagged #FreePalestine compared to 214K total posts tagged #standwithIsrael. 

The BDS Movement is Alive and Kicking.

Celebrating that German sportswear brand PUMA won’t be renewing its contract with the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes teams based in Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under international law. 

Thanks to this boycott win, U.S. activists are determined to continue disrupting business as usual by holding genocide enablers and apartheid supporters accountable so that all Palestinians can live in peace, justice and equality.

from Nell Myers, London Region 28/12/2023

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