COVID-19 Day 83: Black Screens Matter

Yesterday was “Black Tuesday”. Many quietly changing their social media profile pics to solid black or posting blank rectangles on their social media posts to voice their solidarity to protests against the death of George Floyd.

CNN recently posted an article warning against this practice explaining “posting a blank black image with a bunch of tags clogs up critical channels of information and updates.” If you read between the lines CNN basically admits that it doesn’t want people to do this because it crowds out CNN’s “news”. Black screens don’t outrage people enough to click and share. Black screens do not promote rage bait. No clicks to CNN means no money for CNN and they wouldn’t want that.

So please, continue to post blank screens or any positive images other than CNN, and be sure to include the hashtags #blacklivesmatter and #CNN

CNN says it doesn’t want to see this. Good.

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