Social Media as a Tool for Social Movements in Arab Spring Countries

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Abstract

Many had claimed that social movements in Arab Spring countries, were sparked and organized by social media. But few who had gave a scientific explanation of the role of social media on modern social movements. This paper address the role of social media in 2011 Egyptian revolution. And illustrate if Social media provided space and tools for the formation and the expansion of social networks that the authoritarian government could not easily control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
PublisherACM
Pages71-74
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-611-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
Event8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance – ICEGOV 2014 - Guimarães, Portugal
Duration: 27 Oct 201430 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance – ICEGOV 2014
CountryPortugal
CityGuimarães
Period27/10/1430/10/14

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