MeToo

A new #MeToo movement is erupting online as allegations of sexual misconduct hit celebrities, influencers, and streamers

Demonstrators in a #MeToo survivors' March in response to high-profile sexual-harassment scandals, on November 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.
Demonstrators in a #MeToo survivors’ March in response to high-profile sexual-harassment scandals, on November 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.

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  • Waves of social activism and callout culture have defined quarantine, starting with the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by viral workplace-inequality stories, and now hundreds of new allegations of sexual harassment and assault being disseminated online.

  • The surge of allegations echoes the 2017 #MeToo movement inspired by the Harvey Weinstein accusations, which brought about widespread use of the hashtag.

  • This time viral allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian Chris D’Elia seemed to have sparked a new wave of accusations against A-list teen celebrities, video-game streamers and developers, wrestling professionals, and internet personalities.

  • While some allegations have been substantiated and some have had consequences for the accused, the outpouring of allegations on social media has largely been subjected to the court of online opinion —

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