BLACK LIVES MATTER,
ANALYSIS Research Questions
1. How long did this increase in engagement of the movement following George Floyd’s murder last?
2. What trending topics arose during the time period immediately following George Floyd’s death?
3. What sentiments were observed during this period online (positive versus negative)
4. How have or haven’t public perceptions of the Black Lives Matter Movement shifted over this period?
5. How have or haven’t public perceptions of law enforcement (police officers) shifted over this period?
6. Did the Tweets (online activism) we analyze reflect “slacktivist”, performative, and/or unactionable behaviors? Did the Tweets (online activism) reflect or translate into action?