The Arab Spring was a wave of revolutionary protests, both violent and nonviolent, that started with a demonstration in the city of Sidi Bouazid in Tunisia on December 18, 2010. the event took place after the self-immolation of a young Tunisian, Mohamed Bouazizi, who had become desperate following constant harassment and humiliation by the local police. The result of perhaps excessive enthusiasm, it is a description of these revolutions as “children of the social network,” which suggests another look at the revolution that occurred in Iran in 2009. It was on this occasion that mainstream media referred for the rst time to a “Twitter revolution,” alluding to the revolution of the Green Movement against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which failed a er a short time and was violently suppressed by the regime in Tehran.

Social Media and Its Role in the Arab Spring

Degli Esposti, Piergiorgio
2017

Abstract

The Arab Spring was a wave of revolutionary protests, both violent and nonviolent, that started with a demonstration in the city of Sidi Bouazid in Tunisia on December 18, 2010. the event took place after the self-immolation of a young Tunisian, Mohamed Bouazizi, who had become desperate following constant harassment and humiliation by the local police. The result of perhaps excessive enthusiasm, it is a description of these revolutions as “children of the social network,” which suggests another look at the revolution that occurred in Iran in 2009. It was on this occasion that mainstream media referred for the rst time to a “Twitter revolution,” alluding to the revolution of the Green Movement against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which failed a er a short time and was violently suppressed by the regime in Tehran.
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