Social Media and Dynamics of Collective Action under Authoritarian Regimes09 October, 2011
|By Allison Orr|
At the luncheon series at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Zeynep Tufekci presented a talk on the role social media and mobile phones played in the ousting of dictators in Egypt and Tunisia. Tufekci uses data to examine how new media upsets the stable dynamics of "durable authoritarianism" by facilitating networking and action among otherwise isolated citizens.
The entire speech can be downloaded or viewed at the Berkman website.