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COVID-19 and true solidarity on the internet

Author: Fisse, T., & Haas, C.
Published in: encore - The annual Magazine on Internet and Society Research, 2020/2021, 154-160
Year: 2021
Type: Academic articles
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3753034

The social relevance of digital spaces for collective action is greater than ever. This article addresses acts of solidarity during corona pandemic and examines in what way they affect norms and analogue situations. We examine such digital actions, integrate them into our understanding of solidarity and shed light on their effects on analogue situations. We show why, contrary to the opinion of some critics, digital solidarity should not be viewed in isolation from collective activism, but as part of it. To this end, we explain how the concept of solidarity has evolved over time, what structural changes it has undergone, and how new solidarity norms will be established through social networks during the corona pandemic in 2020.

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