Black Twitter is an informal group comprising of African-American users who focus on problems of interest to the black community, in the United States, on the social networking site Twitter.
Although Black Twitter has a large Black Americans user base, different people and groups can take part in this social media circle because of shared experiences and reactions to such online.
“Black Twitter” users use #blacktwitter, #BlackGirlJoy, #BlackBoyJoy, #BlackLivesMatter, or other hashtag that focuses on problems relevant to the black experience.
This panel discusses,
- Black women are using social media and digital communities to build community and drive change.
- Black humour has provided insights into the interconnections of race, gender, and politics throughout history
- People should recognise Black Twitter as a news subculture.
Black Twitter users also discuss media content from a black perspective, such as TV series, movies, and award shows.
Moreover the year 2020, marked the foundation of BlackTwitter.com as a news aggregator that reflected black culture.