As technology and social media continue to change the way people communicate and interact, a number of activists are calling for a renewed focus on activism.
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News editors who launched the website The Internet is Yours last week are calling out the intersectional nature of online activism, a movement that they say is increasingly centered around social justice issues.
“We’re seeing a huge movement that’s centered around the internet,” editor Sam Ditum told The Wall St. Journal.
“There’s a lot of pressure to be online, but there’s also a lot to be offline.”
The movement’s new focus is centered on digital issues, including social justice, gender equality and climate change.
The Internet is yours, said editor-in-chief, Josh Constance, a white man, who has written for the New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post.
The new focus on social justice comes as the tech industry is becoming increasingly more diverse.
The tech industry has been the focus of a number calls for diversity in the tech workforce, including an initiative from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Some social justice advocates see this as a turning point in a broader shift.
“The Internet isn’t going to be for everyone,” said Jennifer Lynch, the director of policy and advocacy at Color of Change, an advocacy group for racial equality.
“But we are seeing the power of the internet to connect people who are not connected to the web.”
The intersectional movement has gained a foothold in the digital age, as activists and journalists are increasingly focusing on issues of race, gender and other forms of inequality.
The Huffington post launched The Internet Is Yours earlier this year, and in May, Yahoo!
announced a new campaign focused on intersectionality.
The goal of The Internet’s new initiative is to create a digital space that is more accessible to all, said Ditu.
“The internet has always been the intersection of people of all different identities.”
Ditum said he wants to focus on the social issues that people care about, like race and gender, and to make it a place where people can be themselves.
“I want people to be able to share their stories on this internet, in this space that’s been created by the internet.”
The new campaign is available online for people to sign up for and sign up to, and Ditumpal said they have received support from tech companies.
also said they will be partnering with Ditun to help make the new campaign more accessible.
is really going to give a lot,” Ditup said.
“We’ve talked to a lot, and we really want to make sure this thing is going to have a lot more people involved.”
Ditch The Internet, The Internet IS Yours also launched this week and is a collaboration between the Internet and social justice organizations, including Color of Color, Color of Action and Color of Hope.
The aim of the new initiative, Ditums said, is to help create a space for people of different races, genders and identities to meet, and share their concerns.
The website has over 150,000 subscribers.
It has more than 30,000 tweets, Ditsum said, and he hopes to reach out to as many as 50,000 people.
“It’s been very difficult to make a website accessible to people who don’t speak English,” he said.
“People who are coming to the site are coming because they are tired of seeing the same old stories over and over again.”
If you don’t want to see it, you’re not going to read it.
We are trying to create something that’s different.
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