This research investigates activists’ social media tactics and how these tactics materialize at the intersection of social media materialities and protest. The argument is based on a case study of social media communication by activists involved in the Blockupy action against the opening of the new European Central Bank headquarters in March 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. We conclude by empirically and conceptually discussing the tension between activist agency and social media materialities.
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Social media materialities and political struggle: Power, images, and networks
Published: 08 June 2017 by MDPI in DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY session DIGITAL NETIZENS AT THE CROSSROADS OF SHARING AND PRIVATISING
Keywords: social media, materiality, protest, Blockupy, Frankfurt