2015's Top 5 Social Activism Campaigns: #BlackLivesMatter, #LoveWins & More

While some have derided hashtag activism as ineffective, there is no denying the impact of social media in raising awareness of social issues this year.

In 2010, protests and civil war broke out across the Middle East, and social media played a huge role in raising global awareness of what was dubbed the Arab Spring. But that was just the beginning of social being used as a vehicle for activism.