THIS POST HAS BEEN EDITED ON JANUARY 28 2022:
PLEASE SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE POST FOR MORE DETAILS.
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In light of the recent events taking place in America in the wake of the murder of Black man George Floyd, people are choosing to take this week off and give rise/ promote the voices of Black Americans and Indigenous Australians.
I personally, have been educating myself on the happenings overseas and on my own home soil. I have a platform and I intend to use it to pass on information from the mouths and accounts of Black and Indigenous persons.
Please see below links to resources that aim to educate and be a place for credible donation links both in America and Australia.
Also, if you are not an American resident and would like to sign the above American petitions that require you to input a Zip Code. The above resources provide you with some to use.
If you have any links you would like to add to this list to help me become educated or to educate others. Please drop them in the comments below and I will add them to the post and promote them in ways that I am able to. Thank you.
January 28 2022 – Protect your online identity while supporting the cause.
A few weeks ago I was emailed by a woman named Shelly who works to ensure people maintain online security whilst continuing to support the Black and Blak Lives Matter Cause.
The webpage is titled: How to Safely Support Black Lives Matter Online and speaks about the switch to online support due to the impact of COVID-19 stopping us from gathering advocating in person.
Regardless of if you are advocating for BLM or another cause that means something to you, as someone who works in cyber security, I have an overwhelming need to ensure that everyone has even the most basic knowledge of how vulnerable they can be online and how to protect themselves.
I won’t re-write their post here, rather I want to draw your attention to it and the post and the amazing content included. You can find the following information:
- 9 ways to stay safe online while advocating
- Examples of BLM-related cyber attacks and bullying
- Stats, stories and figures for online hate against marginalised communities
- Important infographics that assist in creating a visual representation of the information
I want to say a huge thank you to Shelly who reached out to me about this topic, and I hope this helps at least one of you who read this to stay safe online. Don’t forget, these tips will also help in a generalised situation to stay safe on social media.
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