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Black TikTokers Declare An Online Boycott To Protest Against White Users Appropriating Viral Dances

Black TikTokers are fed up with not getting the credit they deserve for starting social media’s most popular dance trends. Now they’re going on an online strike to protest against white creators who steal their work. Most recently, there have been several reports that state Black creators on the video sharing platform have staged a strike refusing to make a new dance to Megan Thee Stallion’s newest TikTok-made song, “Thot S**t.” Reason being, Black TikTokers don’t want to see white creators stealing yet another dance trend from them. This past weekend, TikTok creator Erick Louis (@theericklouis) posted a video online saying that he made up a new dance to Megan’s song but before he could reveal it, text on the video said, “Sike. This app would be nothing without [Black] people.” @theericklouis If y’all do the dance pls tag me ? it’s my first dance on Tik tok and I don’t need nobody stealing/not crediting ♬ Thot Shit – Megan Thee Stallion According to Insider, other Black creators...

Jun 24, 2021

Here's How to Manipulate Tech to Protect Your Privacy at Protests

A huge concern for many protesters and activists on the frontlines is digital privacy. With law enforcement having access to more surveillance tools, they have the power to use such tools to track protesters and silence their movements. According to Wired , there are two aspects of digital surveillance that people should be mindful of when protesting — data that can be obtained from your cellular device and law enforcement surveillance, which includes wireless interception of text messages tracking tools, and facial recognition. Police have been documented for being violent and aggressive toward civilians during these recent protests and haven’t hesitated to attach or arrest peaceful protesters, so it’s safe to assume any digital evidence they obtain can and will be used against people. The best way for protesters to combat digital surveillance from law enforcement is to use safe practices for devices when participating in demonstrations. Follow the below tips to better equip...

Jun 9, 2020

Donate to These Black-Owned Businesses Affected By The Protests

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has sparked widespread unrest, both peaceful and riotous. Amid the global uprising, which began on May 26, several businesses have been a casualty of protestors’ war against police brutality, including Black-owned stores. Thousands of people have made their way to the streets for justice, to call for defunding the police, and to spread awareness of other Black bodies that have been executed via state-sanctioned murders, particularly Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery . Windows have been shattered, vehicles have been burned and property damage is done. Additionally, some Black businesses have suffered economically due to mandatory curfews. As activists continue to organize, strategize and mobilize on the ground, donate to or simply #BuyBlack at any of these Black businesses. Pure Oasis This Boston cannabis retailer, the state’s first and only Black-run cannabis retailer, was hit by looters. According to The Boston...

Jun 3, 2020

Is Google Cracking Down on Internal Dissent? Their New Guidelines May Suggest it

Organizing against your employer is hard, but Google workers have taken up the charge for years. After embracing dissenting views and outspokenness from its employees for so long, it seems as though Google may be growing tired of internal protests. Recently, Google updated its guidelines to warn employees against holding political debates and improperly disclosing company information. A section of the new guidelines say:   “While sharing information and ideas with colleagues helps build community, disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics or the latest news story does not. Our primary responsibility is to do the work we’ve each been hired to do, not to spend working time on debates about non-work topics.”   The guidelines also urged employees to respect their fellow “Googlers.” “Don’t troll, name call, or engage in ad hominem attacks,” the new guidelines went on to add. “Be respectful in your comments about (and to) your fellow Googlers.” These new guidelines come...

Aug 27, 2019