Iran: Downside to the "Twitter Revolution"

  title={Iran: Downside to the "Twitter Revolution"},
  author={Evgeny V. Morozov},
  pages={10 - 14}
  • E. Morozov
  • Published 24 September 2009
  • Political Science
  • Dissent
Among the unpleasant surprises that awaited Barack Obama's administration during the post-election turmoil in Iran, the unexpected role of the Internet must have been most rankling. A few government wonks might have expected Iranians to rebel, but who could predict they would do so using Silicon Valley's favorite toys? Team Obama, never shy to tout its mastery of all things digital, was caught off guard and, at least for a moment or two, appeared ill-informed about the heady developments in… 
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