After hearing about “we are all Khaled said” movement today i looked more into what happened. After learning that this movement was a response for the death of Khaled due to police brutality. I immediately remembered the L.A Riots of 1992. Both events were caused by people reacting to police brutality. But the protests themselves are very different from each other. One difference between the two in which I see that makes a huge impact is social media. Looking at the Khaled case, the facebook page had a huge impact spreading awareness across the country of what happened. So people supported the movement even if they weren’t protesting. Why do I think this was a huge impact? Looking back at the L.A riots of 1992 the only way for people outside the area to learn of whats happening must go through the media (i.e. The news). And as we learned in class how the news distorted the protests to make it look violent and put it on the people who were protesting not really addressing the police brutality issue. I think for this reason social media is a really important tool of awareness because you hear the problems from actual people rather than a distorted version created by other media sources.