Social networking sites as a tool for a protest

Social networking sites as a tool for a protest

Presents some impacts of social networking sites during arab spring.
This presentation has been made in an university context.
Co-author: Nicolas Dupont (@lowx512)

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Nima Izadi

May 09, 2011
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  1. Social Networking Sites As A Tool For Protest

  2. Influence of social networking sites Emergence of social networking sites

    Increasing of politics profile Spreading message New way of involvement Useful for protesting
  3. To what extent could social networking sites be changing the

    ability of oppressive regimes to maintain complete control over their citizens?
  4. Social Networking Sites and Oppressive Regimes

  5. First try: 1997 SixDegrees.com 2006: Exponential growth of usage New

    kind of platforms : Social Networking Sites Beginning of social networking sites Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  6. Social Networking Sites Facebook groups Facebook fan pages Twitter tags

    (#IranElection, #Libya...) Youtube channels Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression Sharing
  7. Oppressive regimes Political system Under the power of a single

    person Recognizes no limits to its authority No freedom of expression Today: Iran, Libya, Syria… Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  8. Impact of social media on oppressive regimes

  9. Censorship and Media Manipulation Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes

    Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  10. “With mediated technologies, such as the Internet, individuals become real

    agents who are capable of resisting the world around them.” Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression Censorship and Media Manipulation
  11. Islamic Republic of Iran

  12. Impact on oppressive regimes Iran : “Twitter Revolution” 2009: “On

    Friday, June 12, Iran voted. On Monday, June 15, Tehran erupted” Almost all media forms were blacked out A majority of internet sites were blocked Supply of proxy servers Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  13. “We have no national press coverage in Iran, everyone should

    help spread Moussavi’s message. One Person = One Broadcaster. #IranElection.” Impact on oppressive regimes Iran : “Twitter Revolution” Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  14. Twitter: @mousavi1388 : 25,000 followers #IranElection 750,000 tweets Facebook: Mr.

    Moussavi’s fan group page : 180,000 fans Impact on oppressive regimes Iran : “Twitter Revolution” Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  15. Libya

  16. Libya Internet is mainly run by the government Blocking of

    “undesirable” political web sites High risk of writing something on internet Opponents are killed or jailed Impact on oppressive regimes Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  17. Libya Impact on oppressive regimes Facebook: Organize demonstration Twitter: @ChangeInLibya

    @EnoughGaddafi 9,000 followers Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  18. Repression Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive

    regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  19. Update minute by minute Real time information Big drop of

    internet speed Denounciation Impact on oppressive regimes Definition: Social networking sites Oppressive regimes Impact on oppressive regimes: Censorship and Media Manipulation Repression
  20. Conclusion A real help for freedom of expression Useful to

    denounce Promote opposition A big help to gather people for demonstration
  21. Conclusion Can it be a more powerful tool for government?