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K-pop fans join forces to drown out opposition to BlackLivesMatter

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Social media bombardment saw K-pop fans commandeer rightwing and pro-Donald Trump hashtags including WhiteLivesMatter Live coverage of the US protests K-pop fans around the world have joined forces to drown out online opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement, flooding social media with videos and images of their favourite artists alongside the WhiteLivesMatter hashtag and other racist content. While their collective action meant the hashtag, as well as WhiteOutWednesday and BlueLivesMatter were trending in the top 10 on Twitter in the US earlier this week, the accompanying messages...
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