Activism in the Time of Coronavirus

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With the rise in self-isolation as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, many people are turning to alternative modes of social interaction as a way to seek comfort in isolation.

There have already been efforts by artists and activists about ways in which people staying at home can take advantage of this time to be creative and pursue projects they may not previously have had time for—like online writing workshops; socially-conscious roundups, like the 100 best movies directed by women; and virtual community happy hours and online museums.

As a result of isolation, there has also been a 22 percent increase in Instagram campaign impressions—as well as an overall increase in social media consumption and the use of dating applications, as people seek alternative modes of socializing with peers and romantic partners.

But all this social media consumption has an 

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