Arab Spring Movement

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Sharing information is a huge factor of the new process. The role of twitter in disseminating news is not limited to the Arab upraise. For example the announcement of Whitney Hudson death was announced on twitter 55min before AP confirmed the story. News media like Facebook and twitter or other media makes it easier for Arab American new media to connect with audience, and also became a threat to smaller outlets, also in addition to keeping up with presence of bigger news organization, creating content that is rapidly available to audience has become a daunting task for Arab American. During the Arab spring the nations utilization of social media became clear when social media was involved in the Egypt’s parliamentary and presidential election. …show more content…
Social media over the years has become a powerful medium for politicians, states, and regimes, after it success during the Arab spring movement. However, The Role of Social Media in Mobilizing Political Protest Anita Breuer Evidence from the Tunisian Revolution that that social media played a major role in mobilizing, connecting and facilitating the spread of information during the Arab spring movement. Even though social media played a role in the Arab spring movement, I believe that the only reason social media had such an impact on the movement was due to the anger of the people to rise and demand for a better regime. In the paragraph I will like to share my individual perspective on the 3 arguments (1) Sharing information outside mainstream media; (2) social media helped to overcome the “free rider” problem of collective action by reporting the magnitude of protest events; and (3) social media facilitated the formation of a national collective identity which was supportive of protest actions and transcended geographical and socio-economic disparities by providing a shared, mobilizing element of emotional grievance and also explain why I see social media as a tool, that if used properly, can generate successful movements like Arab spring …show more content…
I think a lot of Tunisian related to Mohammed’s frustration causing digital elites to react Mohammed Bouazizi’s story. Social elite networked and circumvent the national media blackout by brokering information from outside media because, they knew Tunisian government will not allow such news to be covered or aired on national T.V to confirm the corruption and incompetency of the Tunisian government. An example of a social event that brought digital elites networked and circumvent the national media blackout by brokering information from outside media is the Black Lives Movement. With the rising tension of police brutality on Black Americans, the last things a country like the United States that police the world on human right violation was coverage of killing of unarmed Black Americans. However, digital elites networked and circumvent the national media blackout by brokering information from outside mainstream media. In addition, I think social media has now become another sensational source for the voiceless to like Mohammed Bouazizi or Black live matter protester or anybody to voices out their frustration, for change, justice, peace

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