#WLdebate 2016 - How should hashtags be used on the topic of the Holocaust & other genocides?

Hashtags are growing in popularity on social media platforms, even with a sensitive subject such as the Holocaust and genocide. To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, we went online and invited the Twitter community to join our fourth annual Social Media Debate on 26 January 2016.

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  1. A simple question to start the debate - why do people use hashtags?
  2. We received thoughtful feedback from current staff, former staff, and other Holocaust-related organizations...
  3. We jumped right into a deeper look at some new hashtags that many find controversial...
  4. We shared some examples that sparked a debate on free speech and wearing the confederate flag...
  5. We pinpointed the subtle differences between the popular #OnThisDay vs #ThrowbackThursday hashtags...
  6. In tweeting about genocide, we discussed how trying to find neutral hashtags can prevent us from alienating users...
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