The Brief: Retweet activism is a term used to critique people who are socially and politically conscious on social media but do nothing to address these issues outside of likes and shares.
Retweet activism, or slacktivism, refers to those who act woke on social media while taking no action in real life. It is often used as a derisive term by boomers to criticize the younger generation for their surface-level support of social issues such as climate change or police brutality.
Humanity is no longer capable of group activism more drastic than retweeting.
Retweet if you agree.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) September 24, 2019
MrBeast, a popular YouTuber, recently launched the #teamtrees initiative to plant 20,000,000 trees to combat global warming, showcasing the potential of the youth and social media to make meaningful change.
— Jeannette Rioux (@JR_Rioux) October 25, 2019
when @MrBeastYT said our generation is known for retweet activism and not actually doing anything I felt that on another level
— 𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐞 (@yeIIowsubmerine) October 26, 2019