Does hashtag activisim work?
A panel of Fox News contributors don’t think so. On Sunday, they mocked the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag, calling it a useless “exercise in self esteem”.
As the world knows, the hashtag has gone viral, with celebrities, politicians, world leaders and you, yes you, using it as much as possible.
Chris Wallace asked if the hashtag could help “make progress” or if it was a tool for people to “feel better about themselves”.
“Exactly that” replies George Will. “It is an exercise in self-esteem. I do not know how adults stand there, facing a camera, and say, ‘Bring back our girls.’ Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, ‘Uh oh, Michelle Obama is very cross with us, we better change our behavior’?” he concluded.
“It’s trending! It’s trending on Twitter!” exclaims Brit Hume, which garnered a chuckle from the rest of the panel.