By Lina Dencik, Oliver Leistert
Commercial social media structures became indispensable to modern sorts of protests. they're intensely utilized by advocacy teams, non-governmental enterprises, social events and different political actors who more and more combine social media systems into broader practices of organizing and campaigning. yet, apart from the numerous benefits of intensive mobilization possibilities at low-cost, what are the results of social media agencies being curious about those grassroots movements?
This ebook takes a much-needed serious method of the connection among social media and protest. Highlighting key concerns and matters in modern varieties of social media activism, together with questions of censorship, surveillance, individualism, and temporality, the ebook combines contributions from essentially the most energetic students within the box this present day. Advancing either conceptual and empirical paintings on social media and protest, and with a number of various angles, the publication offers a clean and tough outlook on a truly topical debate.
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In the following section I therefore discuss the most interesting findings of the growing empirical research literature on internet and social media use in protests and social movements. SOCIAL MEDIA USE IN CONTEMPORARY PROTESTS Empirical studies about the use of social media and the internet in contemporary protests are generally based on two types of data sources: on the one hand, authors have directly analysed the content of digital media and the networks that are created between their users.
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Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest: Between Control and Emancipation by Lina Dencik, Oliver Leistert