A South Korean demonstrator during International Women's Day. Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

The hashtag #MeToo has been used more than 19 million times on Twitter since it was used by actress Alyssa Milano almost one year ago, a Pew Research study shows.

Why it matters: This metric is used to gauge just how wide the #MeToo movement has spread, as it averages 55,319 uses of the hashtag a day. While 71% of the tweets containing #MeToo were in English, 29% were in other languages, proving the global impact the movement has had.

The day that #MeToo was most-used on Twitter was September 9, the day former CEO of CBS, Leslie Moonves, resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, Pew reports.

  • Other surges tend to fall around news events, such as the day of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford's hearings and Harvey Weinstein's resignation.
  • 65% of American adults that use social media say "at least some" of what they see on social media platforms is related to sexual assault or harassment.
  • In Congress, there was a "large gender gap" in lawmakers that addressed sexual misconduct on their official Facebook pages, Pew reports: 61% of Republican women and 76% of Democratic women made posts, compared to 31% of Republican men and 46% of Democratic men.

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Transcripts show George Floyd told police "I can't breathe" over 20 times

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Newly released transcripts of bodycam footage from the Minneapolis Police Department show that George Floyd told officers he could not breathe more than 20 times in the moments leading up to his death.

Why it matters: Floyd's killing sparked a national wave of Black Lives Matter protests and an ongoing reckoning over systemic racism in the United States. The transcripts "offer one the most thorough and dramatic accounts" before Floyd's death, The New York Times writes.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6 p.m. ET: 3,035,231 — Total deaths: 132,042 — Total recoveries: 936,476 — Total tested: 36,878,106Map.
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An "infodemic" of misinformation and disinformation has helped cripple the response to the novel coronavirus.

Why it matters: High-powered social media accelerates the spread of lies and political polarization that motivates people to believe them. Unless the public health sphere can effectively counter misinformation, not even an effective vaccine may be enough to end the pandemic.