One thing that really strikes me about the local activism is how dependent their communications are on US based tech giants.

Or Russian. Point is that it's lacking resilience in communication and organization, which seems precarious.

While I do understand that reach is still largest on those platforms, there seems to be no consciousness about alternatives.


This point is really interesting. I personally led local activism initiatives for several years - obviously pre-Covid - and I honestly noticed that this "huge reach" of commercial social networks is either ephemeral or somply non-existent. Algorhytms simply keep you in your bubble, where interactions can be maximized, and we experimented that posting bills around and making IRL networking made us build a reach which was definitely bigger and stronger.

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