七年前，在George Zimmerman开枪杀害Trayvon Martin 被判无罪之后，三名年轻妇女走到了一起，对在美国造成了许多非裔美国人死亡的，系统化的种族主义做出了积极的反应。她们要传达的信息仅仅是“黑人也有生存的权利”。
Seven years ago, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, three young women came together to form an active response to the systematic racism causing the deaths of so many African-Americans in the USA. Their message was simply Black Lives Matter.
They co-founded several other activist and civil rights movements in the US.
Black Lives Matter started on social media, whilst the movement emphasises the good that social media can do, when it comes to convening audiences, we should also be concerned by the way it can be similarly used to harness negative and hateful ideologies.
Social media plays an interesting role across the world at this point, as a place where people can connect, and a place where people can amplify their stories and voices. But people can also amplify their hate and their bigotry. It therefore becomes complicated because we as people believe in the right to free speech.
Social media and the people who are the administrators of social media should have to think about, in a better way, how to not give voice and amplification to hate that is purposeful, and that is about trying to get people harmed - and you can see that very clearly in people.