Here are the aggregated numbers for daily tweets of #sidibouzid at a critical moment during the Tunisian uprising of early 2011. This information is analyzed in the report Howard, Philip N., and Aiden Duffy, Deen Freelon, Muzammil Hussain, Will Mari, and Marwa Mazaid. “Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of […]
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(This originally appeared as “Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) Bots — chunks of computer code that generate messages and replicate themselves — have been infecting political discourse around the world. They have been spotted try to influence elections in the United Kingdom, Mexico and just recently, South […]
Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian regimes […]
Spoke with my collaborator Muzammil Hussain at GWU. Philip Howard and Muzammil Hussain discuss their recent release Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and the Arab Spring. Philip Howard is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Howard directs the World Information Access Project and […]