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dc.contributor.authorJoseph, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-03T05:47:16Z
dc.date.available2021-12-03T05:47:16Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn0277-5778en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/410553
dc.description.abstractIn this Essay, the role of social media in progressive political change is examined in the context of the Arab Spring uprisings. The concept of social media is explained, and Clay Shirky’s arguments for and Malcolm Gladwell’s arguments against the importance of social media in revolutions are analyzed. An account of the Arab Spring (to date) is then given, including the apparent role of social media. Evgeny Morozov’s arguments are then outlined, including his contentions that social media and the Internet can be tools of oppression rather than emancipation, and spreaders of hate and propaganda rather than tolerance and democracy. The United States’ policy on Internet freedom is also critiqued. Finally, the role, responsibility, and accountability of social media companies in facilitating revolution are discussed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu/iclr/vol35/iss1/3/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom145en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto188en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBoston College International and Comparative Law Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and media studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4701en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440808en_US
dc.titleSocial Media, Political Change, and Human Rightsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJoseph, S, Social Media, Political Change, and Human Rights, Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, 2012, 35 (1), pp. 145-188en_US
dc.date.updated2021-11-29T05:47:57Z
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