Experiments with Truth: Analysis

Web activism’s big wins — and what to do next

Could Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck have been thrown off the air without the Internet? It is a critical question for anyone who wants to know whether the Web will stoke or dampen campaigns of nonviolent activism in the 21st century.

Glenn Beck was dumped by Fox News in the summer of 2011, two years after he charged that President Obama held a “deep-seated hatred for white people.” The remark prompted the group ColorofChange.org to wage a boycott, collecting more than 285,000 petition signatures and transmitting thousands of letters of concern to brand-sensitive advertisers, more than 300 of which abandoned Beck’s show.

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