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“During the past decade, social media has emerged as a primary tool for activists hoping to drive change on a wide variety of topics. Although savvy social media use can help raise awareness for a given issue, more often than not, even viral messages are largely empty gestures.”

“As opposed to generating real change, social media is often merely a tool for “slacktivism”—internet actions that require little involvement beyond a click of the mouse or writing an ephemeral but clever tweet.”

“Another instance is a hashtag, #NoWayToTreatAChild, promoted by Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCI-P), a Palestinian NGO with reported ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group. DCI-P states that its mission is “promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian children.” But as part of our extensive research into this NGO’s allegations,” NGO Monitor discovered that DCI-P refused to take part in initiatives that would directly benefit Palestinian children.”