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#HashtagActivismMatters: Some experts see online-to-IRL change in police protests

Contributed to a Washington Post story on how hashtag activism can translate to policy change: This interplay between real-world events and online activism is what turns a catchy hashtag into a powerful slogan. “It tethers the conversation to things that really happened,” Howard said. Howard, who calls himself a “cyber-optimist,” […]

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After Ferguson: Is ‘Hashtag Activism’ Spurring Policy Changes?

Contributed to NBC news story on role of hashtags in protest within the US post-Ferguson. “Hashtag activism is what happens when someone tries to raise public awareness of a political issue using some clever or biting keyword on social media,” said Philip Howard, the Principle Investigator for Digital Activism Research […]

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Caged Cairo: Where Journalism is a Crime

Contributed to documentary on arrested journalists in Egypt.     http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2014/06/caged-cairo-where-journalism-crime-2014628115412729805.html#.U7EsJtLN28A.twitter

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Hamas and Israel Step up Cyber Battle for Hearts and Minds

Contributed to BBC story on the use of social media for propaganda war. Philip Howard, professor of communication at Central European University and University of Washington, says Hamas and the IDF both know that they have a wide audience, but that the bulk of their online followers come from overseas. […]