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What social media can do to help sexual assault victims

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A photo taken in the western French city of Rennes on November 7, 2013 shows an official Twitter account on a smartphone. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

It started with a simple hashtag last Friday night: #notokay.

Kelly Oxford, a writer and mother living in Los Angeles, had been thinking about the recording of Donald Trump on a bus in 2005 where the presidential candidate talked about groping and kissing women.

So she tweeted.

Millions followed suit and tweeted their own stories, too, with #notokay.

Incidents of sexual assault are serious, however, and it can be difficult to get into the nuance of those stories within the limits of social media.

Take Two looks at the power of the internet and what it means to victims


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