In Russia, the political impact of social media varies by platform

Russian users of Facebook and Twitter - but *not* Russian social media sites vKontakte and Odnoklassniki - were more likely to think the 2011 parliamentary elections were fraudulent.

  • Ora John Reuter, David Szakonyi
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  • Dec 31, 2014

Tweeting Ferguson: how social media can (and cannot) facilitate protest

What role does social media play in the individual decision to participate or not in protest?

No, the National Science Foundation is not building an Orwellian surveillance nightmare

The FCC's Ajit Pai is propagating a conspiracy theory claiming that the National Science Foundation is funding an Orwellian political surveillance program. In fact, the Truthy research project is a scientific effort to study how both political and non-political communication happens on the Internet.

On the ethics of Facebook experiments

The backlash against Facebook's recent "positive vs. negative content" experiment highlights a double standard applied to commercial, versus academic, research.

  • Timothy J. Ryan
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  • Jul 3, 2014

Five key questions – and answers – about how digital culture is hurting art

"Free culture" advocates promised that the Internet would liberate art and culture. Instead, it's undermining them.

The decline of Iran’s Blogestan

This Persian Blogosphere, or “Blogestan,” is not what it used to be.

  • Fred Petrossian, Arash Abadpour, Mahsa Alimardani
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  • Iran, Social Media
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  • Apr 11, 2014

Political controversy has helped fuel Twitter’s growth in Turkey

The political controversies of the last few years are a big reason why Turks have taken to Twitter.

  • Neal Caren, Didem Türkoğlu
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  • Mar 28, 2014

Erdogan’s Twitter flail

Turkey's internet shutdown doesn't look Tahrir's. But that doesn't mean it won't matter.

What does Ukraine’s #Euromaidan teach us about protest?

Detailed description of the different stages of Ukraine's protests and what we can learn from these events

  • Olga Onuch and Gwendolyn Sasse
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  • Feb 27, 2014

How tweets helped predict the vote in the Tokyo mayoral election

The frequency of tweets regarding nuclear plants in the run up to the 2014 Tokyo mayor elections helps explain the election result.

  • Steve Pickering, Seiki Tanaka, and Kyohei Yamada
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  • Feb 10, 2014
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