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When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?
Academic Articles

When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?

Howard, Philip N., Muzammil Hussain, and Sheetal Agarwal. “When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?” The Communication Review 14, no. 2 (2011):  216-232. Although there have been many studies of the different ways regimes censor the use of social media by their citizens, shutting off social media altogether is something […]

In The News / interviews / News Feature

The Internet and Iran ‘It Is Possible to Pull the Plug’

Extensive Interview in Der Spiegel http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-internet-and-iran-it-is-possible-to-pull-the-plug-a-783662.html

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?
Policy Papers

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?

This Policy Paper appears on the website of the Project on Information Technology and Political Islam. After analyzing over 3 million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study finds that social media played a central role in shaping political debates in the Arab Spring.  […]

Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Reviews: Handbook of Internet Politics

These are the reviews of my edited book with Andy Chadwick, The Handbook of Internet Politics: Laberge, Yves. Review of Handbook of Internet Politics by Andrew Chadwick and Philip N. Howard. Political Studies Review 9, no. 1 (2011): 100–101. Stuart, David. Review of Handbook of Internet Politics by Andrew Chadwick […]