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BLACK OUT TUESDAY: Social media, music world goes dark

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NEW YORK (AP) — Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world is also going dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S.

Instagram and Twitter accounts, record labels, and everyday people, full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

Most of the captions were blank, though some are posting #TheShowMustBePaused, black heart emojis or encouraged people to vote.

Seven states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday host the largest slate of primary elections in months.

But some on social media question if posting black squares diverts attention.

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Associated Press

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