A study from George Washington University has found that Stop White Genocide activism on Twitter has increased a MASSIVE 600% in the last 4 years. Or in other words, for every 1,000 activists in 2012, there were 6,000 more in 2016.
“Today, they outperform ISIS in nearly every social metric, from follower counts to tweets per day” the university report said.
According to the study, the most popular accounts on Twitter added “about 22,000 followers since 2012, an increase of about 600%.”
Activists were “heavily invested in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign“, but #whitegenocide was the most used hashtag.
It said the movement “outperformed ISIS in most current metrics and many historical metrics” and “had substantially higher follower counts than ISIS supporters, and tweeted more often.”
“Media coverage can lead to increased curiosity,” which in turn feeds “their social media success.“