Tweet to trust: social media and elections in West Africa

@inproceedings{Smyth2013TweetTT,
  title={Tweet to trust: social media and elections in West Africa},
  author={Thomas N. Smyth and Michael L. Best},
  booktitle={ICTD},
  year={2013}
}
Today is an exciting time to be a political activist in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly for the technically inclined. Online social media and other digital technologies are increasingly being used for political purposes. But this phenomenon raises the question of how, if at all, these new media actually perturb the political landscape. These questions have been well-studied in Western contexts, but remain relatively underexplored in developing regions where traditional media are often scarcer… CONTINUE READING
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