#BlackLivesMatter surges on Twitter after George Floyd’s death

Anderson, Monica; Barthel, Michael; Perrin, Andrew; Vogels, Emily

As nationwide protests continue over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which is often used in connection with police-related deaths of black Americans, has been used roughly 47.8 million times on Twitter – an average of just under 3.7 million times per day – from May 26 to June 7, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of publicly available tweets.