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New poll shows Americans view tech as a powerful tool for social justice movements

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New poll shows Americans view tech as a powerful tool for social justice movements

07.10.20 08:49 AM

Technology is a powerful tool that allows people to easily organize around important issues and can often balance the scales of justice. As we’ve seen over the last month, technology is playing a crucial role*in social justice movements, improving police accountability, and public safety.* * A*new poll*released by Americans for Prosperity and YouGov shows just how important people view the role of technology*in facilitating recent social justice efforts, including the Black Lives Matter movement. It demonstrates that Americans hold largely positive perceptions of the role that technology has played in recent events.*** * A new era of activism* * The death of George Floyd*at the hands*of a Minneapolis police officer might have gone unnoticed by the general public if not for the widespread use of smartphones.** * According to the*survey,*27*percent of people*said*the protests in honor of Floyd wouldn’t be happening without social media. Just 19 percent said protests would be happening to the same extent, and 39*percent said they would be happening but to a smaller extent. * Two-thirds of respondents*said*the ability to record and then instantaneously share pictures*on social media helps increase police accountability.* * Commenting on the findings of this poll, Americans for Prosperity Senior Policy Analyst Billy Easley said:*“Technology […]

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