slacktivism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of slack +‎ activism

Noun[edit]

slacktivism (uncountable)

  1. (informal, derogatory) Half-hearted activism, usually in the form of posting badges, images, apps, or text on social media without taking further action.
    Synonym: clicktivism
    • 2016 October 31, Andrew Marantz, “Trolls for Trump”, in The New Yorker[1], retrieved December 2, 2017:
      By “fight back,” he meant, basically, tweeting. Internet activism is sometimes derided as “slacktivism”—a fair characterization when an online campaign tries to, say, cure aids or end child labor.

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