Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy

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The revolutions sweeping the Middle East provide dramatic evidence of the role that technology plays in mobilizing citizen protest and upending seemingly invulnerable authoritarian regimes. A grainy cell phone video of a Tunisian street vendor's self-immolation helped spark the massive protests that toppled longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Egypt's "Facebook revolution" forced the ruling regime out of power and into exile. While such "liberation technology" has been instrumental in freeing Egypt and Tunisia, ...

Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy 2012, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9781421405681

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Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy 2012, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9781421405674

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