Why Fandom Wars Aren’t Helping Pro-Palestine Organizing

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> Digital Culture Over the last six months, young, digitally active people have been using any means necessary to show their support for victims of Israel's bombardment on Gaza, from filter fundraising to online takeovers. Many have also adopted the decades-old Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS), and anti-colonial movements on behalf of the Palestinians. While they're implementing standard algorithm-gaming techniques to keep Palestine trending, some have co-opted the movement, using it to validate which celebrities they stan and which should be recipients of a cancellation barrage in the name of human rights. Examples of unhelpful fan response to the bombardment of...