Explain and identify two factors that might explain the rise of social movement in recent years
Pressure groups have grown significantly due to social media. By using a worldwide, easily accessible medium to spread awareness allows for more people to be aware of particular issues. UK Uncut didn’t need membership for subscriptions to organise an event in London. The use pf social media allowed them to distribute information for anyone in any area to see and join in with which is how they had such a wide turnout at the demonstration. Similarly, Amnesty International is a pressure group which raises the awareness of crimes against human rights internationally. They use social media such as “twitter” and “facebook” to share their information. They are not asking for demonstrations or money but can still use social media to share their issues to everyone on social media.