How social media led by Twitter started the Arab Spring and changed international citizen power
Social Media and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Social Media and Democracy section highlights the ongoing saga of how this new type of communications technology impacts the progress of free and fair elections across the globe. Whether social media brings benefit or harm to democracy is an area of heavy debate. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents, the Internet and Voting or Journalism and Free Speech.
Hugely popular blogger worries about creeping restrictions on freedom of information despite some China social media freedoms that have emerged recently
Ambassadors of European Union and United States get together for twitter session that reflects a much changed relationship. US and EU cooperation is vital.
Social media like Facebook and Twitter are revolutionizing Italy Election Process: Social media has transformed political campaigning and how voters get info
Social media website Twitter enabling Gulf Citizens by revolutionizing communications
Use of Twitter, Instagram and other social media in Obama election was a key to victory: Social media investment by campaigns has realigned political map
Facebook founder and CEO Zuckerberg has youth and billions of personal wealth already: Zuckerberg Donates to Silicon Valley area where Facebook became corporate giant
AARP represents seniors and is largest advocacy group in America with growing strength
India versus Facebook: More troubling is that even if the arrest is found wrongful, there is now a chilling effect on free speech in India
Social media giants Google, Twitter move to aid Syria opposition on website as democracy movement