Emerging in October 2017 in response to allegations of sexual assault perpetrated by Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo highlighted the potential for traditional and social media to work together to generate global interest in gender-based violence. Within 24 hours, survivors around the world had used the hashtag 12 million times.
Fileborn, B., Loney-Howes, R. E. & Hindes, S. (2019). #MeToo has changed the media landscape, but in Australia there is still much to be done. The Conversation, Mrach 8 1-6.