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The power of 'Black Twitter' to effect change

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Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on March 11, 2011 in California. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Black Twitter users showed their collective might after it was announced that a juror in the George Zimmerman trial  had received a book deal. Public outrage over social media prompted the juror's book agent to back off.  

According to a piece on Buzzfeed, "Black Twitter"  has also played a role in the downfall of celebrity chef Paula Deen and the popularity of the show Scandal which stars an African-American lead.  

Michelle Taylor, who tweets and blogs under the moniker Feminista Jones, writes in Salon about how this trend became abundantly clear in the wake of the Zimmerman trial.




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