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Want to know which hashtags will dominate in 2019? Look to what worked in 2018
In 2018, movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp brought the systemic sexual harassment of women to the level of public consciousness. The same year, #BlackLivesMatter shed light on race-based violence against black communities.
The issues that will dominate in 2019 echo the scale of these movements, said Moya Bailey, an assistant professor at Northeastern who studies the way digital media is used to promote social causes.
These hashtags, which began on social media, became social and political movements, inspiring real action. They had an impact beyond the internet because they “encapsulate a larger idea that other people had been wrestling with before,” Bailey said.