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Beyond the Headlines: George Floyd and how social media is changing social justice

The killing of George Floyd, and the following protest movement, has been watched closely across social media. What does that mean for racial progress?

On the evening of May 25, George Floyd walked into a shop in Minneapolis and tried to use a $20 note.

Within half an hour, his limp body was loaded into an ambulance.

What happened in between has been viewed millions of times across social media platforms and news channels around the world.

On this week's Beyond the Headlines, Archer Hill, social media journalist at The National, looks at how phone cameras and social media have affected racial progress in the US, and globally.

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Updated: June 11, 2020 11:47 PM

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