Put Yourself To The Test On Human Rights And Social Media!

We know that you've been keenly following all EachOther's content this week - looking at the places where human rights has a relationship with social media. So much so that you are ready to delve into our latest quiz - and we haven't done in a long while so get ready!

You totally don't need to go and read things again - do you? You're able to just fire-up your brain and start answering? Well just in case you needed a quick swot up - here's a link to the video at the heart of this week's content.
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How many users does Twitter have today (and still growing)?
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Twitter started up in 2006 - by Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, as a social networking platform that combined the short, simple communication style of a text message with the more public, social aspects of sites like MySpace and Facebook. Twitter quickly became extremely popular, with over 40,000 Tweets per day being posted by early 2007, expanding to about 65 million Tweets per day in 2010. Today Twitter has over 330 million users and is still growing. https://eachother.org.uk/social-media-and-human-rights-a-timeline/

Why is social media such an important tool for charities?
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Charities and campaigners can now speak directly to their audiences through social media - this means that the mainstream media cannot sidestep issues- watch our video about social media and human rights here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYyM3eGeQGA
When was the World Wide Web invented?
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"The invention of the World Wide Web (internet) by Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist while working at CERN [European Organization for Nuclear Research]. The Web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Web - Read more on our social media and human rights timeline - https://eachother.org.uk/social-media-and-human-rights-a-timeline/
Where did the Great American Boycott start in 2006?
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"More than a million demonstrators took to the streets across the United States after Los Angeles high school students used text messaging to organise a classroom walk-out against changes to U.S. immigration law. After the initial march, the Californian students reached out to other teenagers across the country using MySpace, creating sister movements across the country as protestors surged through Chicago, Denver, Houston, San Diego and many more major cities." https://eachother.org.uk/social-media-and-human-rights-a-timeline/
How many cities did the Occupy protests spread to as a result of social media?
"The first Occupy movement - targeting Wall Street - took place in New York City as thousands gathered to vent their frustrations against the wealthiest 1%. Spread through social media, the Occupy protests took place in over 951 cities across 82 countries and in over 600 communities in the United States alone." Read more in our Timeline - https://eachother.org.uk/social-media-and-human-rights-a-timeline/
What social media tool did Gendered Intelligence use to assist their Trusst Me campaign?
"The hashtag in itself offers a creative use of words to highlight different issues. And therefore making these issues visible. Hashtags are short: the message is, of course, condensed, which can be problematic. And since attention spans on social media are short, the hashtag may or may not have a lasting impact." Social anthropology professor Dr. Paula Uimonen, watch our film here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYyM3eGeQGA
What is sea-lioning? (Select all that apply)
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ALL AND ANY OF THE BELOW ANSWERS - we've cheated a little bit because this is what Lee Pinkerton says in our film "A term I've just come across recently, ‘sea lioning’, which is people questioning asking you to justify or give examples of the discrimination that you're facing." But we think this is an important microaggression to be able to identify - it can be a very exhausting thing to be dragged into - with the best of intentions to engage in conversation - which is often the hope of the people employing this tactic. You can read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealioning
What American footballer first took the knee in support of #BlackLivesMatter?
"During the national anthem before an American Football match, Colin Kaepernick took the knee in support of #BlackLivesMatter. It sparked controversy and has now grown into a global movement with football players at Euro 2020 taking the knee as a stand against racism." Read more on our timeline https://eachother.org.uk/social-media-and-human-rights-a-timeline/
How long before the resurgence on Twitter in 2017 did activist Tarana Burke start the #MeToo movement?
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Tarana Burke began using "Me Too" in 2006, on Myspace social network to promote "empowerment through empathy" among women of color who'd been sexually abused. American actress Alyssa Milano then posted the phrase on Twitter in 2017, "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me Too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” The #MeToo movement took on a new life with a shockingly widespread response." Read more on our timeline https://eachother.org.uk/social-media-and-human-rights-a-timeline/
What percentage of young people in the UK see social media as a crucial way of achieving social change?
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"With nearly two thirds (64%) of young people in the UK seeing social media as a crucial means of achieving social change, it is clear that social media activism – or ‘clicktivism’, as it’s sometimes called – isn’t going anywhere anytime soon." Read
Charlotte Colombo's op-ed piece on social media https://eachother.org.uk/activism-on-social-media-often-rings-hollow/
How could you consider social media activism? (Select all that apply)
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ALL AND ANY OF THE BELOW ANSWERS! EachOther recognises that many people are living with issues that might mean social media is the only space they can engage with activism. This might be because of a host of reasons not limited to the fact they are disabled, need anonymity because of threats to their job or relationships, or even their lives. However for people not dealing with these situations, social media should be seen as just one tool in a much bigger arsenal of tactics. As our Inspired Source op-ed writer Charlotte Colombo says "Sharing hashtags and petitions to show your support for a particular cause is easy – what’s more difficult is using what you’ve learned about on social media in the real world." Read her piece on social media here. https://eachother.org.uk/activism-on-social-media-often-rings-hollow/
How many days did football clubs across the UK go silent in a boycott of social media in response to the racism players were facing?
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"Earlier this year, the world of football came together for an unprecedented four-day boycott of social media. Clubs all across the United Kingdom - on both the men’s and women’s side - went silent on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts in response to “the ongoing and sustained discriminatory abuse” of footballers." Read the whole article about football and social media here -
What has been essential to the growth of women's football in recent years?
"Over the last few years, social media has been essential to the growth of women’s football, which is still often neglected by mainstream media, and of lower-league clubs. It has enabled an ease of access to live scores, results and match updates and even conversations about human rights". Read the whole article here https://eachother.org.uk/why-football-teams-have-been-boycotting-social-media/
Who took their campaign on free school meals during holidays to social media, after Boris Johnson ignored their letter?
All of these football players have been vocal off the pitch about social issues that are close to their heart, but it was Marcus Rashford campaigning against child poverty in the UK on social media who was able to affect and even reverse UK government policy. We love you Marcus!

Travel further through our timeline on social media and human rights here! https://eachother.org.uk/social-media-and-human-rights-a-timeline/
According to the experts in our film on social media and human rights this week - what should we always be doing when we engage on social media? (Select all that apply)
ALL AND ANY OF THE BELOW ANSWERS! Cara English from Gendered Intelligence talking on our first ever Spaces of Human Rights video "It just comes down to empathy, really, and it's just realizing and understanding that the people monitoring the accounts, the people who own these accounts, are at least by and large and not withstanding, you know, bots, real human beings… and we should just be treating these people as though we're speaking to them in real life. … So, we just need to be more empathetic really with people online." Watch it here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYyM3eGeQGA

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