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Videoactivism

As technological development allow a significan increase in bandwidth and smartphones reach wider sections of society, social media sites (and the Internet itself) increasingly revolve around audiovisual content, mainly photographs and video. It is a phenomenon that has a direct and clear effect on cyberactivism as it widens the scope of vision and makes the task of creating dissident, bottom-up audiovisual pieces easier to make. However, the predominance of visual media on-line can also be put in relation to the increase in surveillance and control or the banlization of content in the Internet. Which are the dicoursive features of digital videoactivism? How does it contribute to social change? What contradictions lie in videoactivis practice? Is it a question of form or content?

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