With the pandemic, BLM protests across the US, and the 2020 election, people are feeling increasingly overwhelmed by the news. So You Want To Talk About is a platform co-opting the bite-sized visual language of Instagram to keep people informed about social justice issues in an accessible way.
The death of George Floyd led to an outpouring of support for racial justice through IRL protests and social media posts – but what actions do people regard as genuinely helpful to the cause? Canvas8 polled 1,000 Americans and spoke to eight individuals to understand what it means to be an ally.
The death of George Floyd and ensuing protests saw companies worldwide attempt to address systemic racism in their messaging – though many faced a tide of consumer cynicism. Semiotics expert Chris Arning explains how brands can meaningfully show their commitment to anti-racist action.
From Hollywood to the BBC, pay parity is grabbing headlines, but the world of influencer marketing still lacks transparency on the subject. By calling out racial pay disparities between influencers, an Instagram account is shedding light on the industry’s need for greater regulation.
Instagram has teamed up with anti-bullying charity CyberSmile Foundation in a campaign against bullying called Banter or Bullying. As young people become increasingly wary of the dangers of social media, they’re looking to platforms to take some responsibility for their safety online.