20/12/2014 07:01 GMT | Updated 24/12/2014 22:59 GMT

14 Incredibly Important Hashtags You Should've Used This Year

Alex Bramwell

Over recent years, Twitter has gone from a celebrity-chasing app to an important political tool which can be an instrument of real change.

With global events ranging from police brutality to rape going unreported, Twitter has been used to spread news and bring people to account.

From a myriad of important causes and news, we chose the 14 most crucial of the year.

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