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Social Media, Political Upheaval, and State Control

Abstract: 
The paper discusses the issues with cyber control by the government. It describes both the positive and negative links between social media, political upheaval, and the control of Internet. It provides several cases studies, e.g. Ukraine, Turkey, China, and Latin America. For each case study, it describe the state in which Internet control has made an impact. It also describes how does cyber securities threaten the security in the real life. Their conclusion is that social media would not be the cause for change, but the means to pressure the governments to achieve change. It can magnify the issues for more people. Different governments will control the Internet based on its needs.
Author: 
Jessica Stanko
Institution: 
Washington University
Year: 
2013
Input By: 
Diya Mo
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Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Internet & Cyberspace
Country: 
China, Tunisia, Eastern Europe, Mexico, Chile, Iran, Libya
Datatype(s): 
Case Studies
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