[net-roots, ‐roo ts]
plural noun
  1. an online community of grassroots political activists who use blogs and other social media to achieve results: The netroots have had genuine impact, changing U.S. politics in many ways.

Origin of netroots

First recorded in 2000–05; (Inter)net + (grass)roots Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a political activist who promotes his or her cause via the internet
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