Instagram’s #BLM hashtag is now full of posts of black squares. | Image: The Verge
As part of a Blackout Tuesday protest originally organized by workers in the music industry, users on social media, particularly Instagram, are sharing images of black squares in solidarity with black victims of police violence. But many are tagging their posts with the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM, obscuring a channel that’s being used to share vital information about protests, organization donations, and document police violence.
As the video’s original poster noted: “once you click on the blm hashtag you’re directed to an overflow of black images, instead…tech, The Verge