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How Duterte Turned Facebook Into a Weapon—With Help From Facebook - Bloomberg
Repressive governments originally treated Facebook, and all social media, with suspicion—they saw how it could serve as a locus for dissidents, as it had in the Arab Spring in 2011. But authoritarian regimes are now embracing social media, shaping the platforms into a tool to wage war against a wide range of opponents—opposition parties, human-rights activists, minority populations, journalists.
politics  social_media 
december 2017 by robincamille
Transcript | This American Life
somali refugees in kenya after trump's immigration ban
essay  politics 
july 2017 by robincamille
AP News : US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest
Eventually, documents and interviews reveal, they hoped the network would reach critical mass so that dissidents could organize "smart mobs" - mass gatherings called at a moment's notice
twitter  politics 
april 2014 by robincamille

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