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Social media helps dictators, not just protesters

April 1, 2015

The Washington Post | March 30, 2015

Since its euphor­ic begin­nings, the Arab Spring has fol­lowed a path all too famil­iar to schol­ars of democ­ra­cy: from hope to doubt to dis­ap­point­ment. The role of social media as a way to fos­ter democ­ra­cy, which first came to the fore in the Arab Spring, has fol­lowed a sim­i­lar painful tra­jec­to­ry. Read more …