Black people are wired to hate ourselves

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Social media has revealed that going viral hardly means mass advocacy, as hashtags remain coded language that some only associate with hip trends without the relevant tools to decode the message. Picture: iStock
Social media has revealed that going viral hardly means mass advocacy, as hashtags remain coded language that some only associate with hip trends without the relevant tools to decode the message. Picture: iStock

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In the 13 years since the hashtag was invented by open-source advocate Chris Messina, it has moved beyond linking pages to becoming a movement of its own.

In recent times, the most popular hashtag, which is a follow-on to the Me Too movement founded 14 years ago by US activist Tarana Burke, was #MeToo.

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