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The freedom and cost of using social media

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I love the internet.

It’s a place full of bright and brilliant minds, of engaged debate, diverse perspectives, creativity and powerful social justice.

Over the years social media has increasingly shouldered the burden of the social conscience, becoming a place where people can call out injustice, decry corruption, campaign for change.

Social media has allowed ‘everyday’ people to become vocal campaigners without having to leave their own home, creating vast networks of people pushing for change – legislative, cultural, ethical.

The rise of social media activism has been visibly powerful in the United States, where social media played a major role in creating the Women's March: millions of women marched in capital cities around the country in solidarity for women’s rights.

In Australia, the #NotMyDebt........

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