Social Media and the Arab Spring

  title={Social Media and the Arab Spring},
  author={Gadi Wolfsfeld and Elad Segev and Tamir Sheafer},
  journal={The International Journal of Press/Politics},
  pages={115 - 137}
The goal of this article is to place the role that social media plays in collective action within a more general theoretical structure, using the events of the Arab Spring as a case study. The article presents two broad theoretical principles. The first is that one cannot understand the role of social media in collective action without first taking into account the political environment in which they operate. The second principle states that a significant increase in the use of the new media is… Expand

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