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Berkman Center for Internet and Society
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Zeynep Tufekci on Social Media and Dynamics of Collective Action under Authoritarian Regimes

What role did the new media ecology play in the ouster of long-standing dictators in Egypt and Tunisia as well as the continuing unrest across the region?

In this talk Zeynep Tufekci — assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill at the School of Information and Library Science — examines how the new media ecology, composed of satellite TVs, social media and cell phones, upsets the erstwhile stable dynamics of repression under “durable authoritarianism.”

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26 Sep 2011

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January 31, 2015