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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 126.
Published: 01 March 2017
... World Policy Journal analyzes how populist leaders use their Twitter accounts, from Donald Trump to Narendra Modi. Copyright © 2017 World Policy Institute 2017 #POPULISM World Policy Journal analyzes how populist leaders use their...
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Published: 01 September 2017
searching for the one, that’s when we met each other,” Hisham told me. “I first met her on Twitter, then later in person. Wanting nothing but fun, she told me off . . . I met her again at an ice cream shop. She charmed me with her happy ice cream dance.” Raneen and Hisham, who pose American Gothic-style More
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 34–40.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Mahmoud Salem Mahmoud Salem, a political analyst and former columnist for the Daily News Egypt , writes for Al-Monitor . He can be found on Twitter @sandmonkey, whence he helped organize the Tahrir Square revolution. © World Policy Institute 2014 2014 World Policy Institute...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 3–8.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that was previously unavailable. Information flows are no longer one-way, but interactive, loosening the grip on power of the Thai state. Citizens, whose views and opinions are now voiced freely through Facebook and Twitter, are even defying some media outlets that have historically worked to guarantee...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 102–110.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., to the dominance and control of Putin himself. Photo: Jonathan Davis With independent news media blocked, Putin then came after local social platforms and Russian bloggers. Now it is time for global platforms like Google, Twitter, and Facebook. The Kremlin wants them to relocate their...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (2): 85–91.
Published: 01 June 2015
...-activist, for tweeting about a beef-eating festival, she was threatened with: “live-telecasted gang-rape and being torched alive and acid attacks.” Then there’s Sagarika Ghose, a well-known face of Indian television news, who has been threatened regularly with gang rape and stripping on Twitter and...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (1): 26–29.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jennifer Wilson Copyright © 2018 World Policy Institute 2018 PIOTR DRABIK PIOTR DRABIK When United Kingdom-based far-right activist Tommy Robinson posted a video on Twitter of a white nationalist demonstration he was attending in Warsaw, one exasperated user chimed in, stating...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Facebook and Twitter as devices to chronicle the spread of the Ebola virus across Africa. Rebecca MacKinnon shares her thoughts on how Ethiopia’s brutal Zone 9 detention facilities and the blogs that condemn these facilities reflect the practices of a growing number of leaders, who recognize social media...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2015
... services to Putin’s efforts to lure Google, Twitter, and Facebook into his nefarious web. Finally, in his Coda, World Policy Journal Editor & Publisher David A. Andelman examines the power of nations who dare to combine and the fragility of going it alone. —The Editors Photo: CIFOR ...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 20–24.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Jason Q. Ng Jason Q. Ng is a research fellow at the University of Toronto’s The Citizen Lab and author of Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China’s Version of Twitter . He also develops censorship monitoring tools for China Digital Times and teaches at Columbia’s School of...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 50–63.
Published: 01 September 2017
... searching for the one, that’s when we met each other,” Hisham told me. “I first met her on Twitter, then later in person. Wanting nothing but fun, she told me off . . . I met her again at an ice cream shop. She charmed me with her happy ice cream dance.” Raneen and Hisham, who pose American Gothic-style...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to define yourself and to bypass traditional gatekeeping. Still, the creation and consumption of video, podcasts, and tweets can create an illusion of openness, access, and diversity. Twitter, Instagram, and the now-departed Vine have theoretically allowed more people to express themselves, but...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 111–117.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the Twitter bot designed by Microsoft to engage with people aged 18 to 24. But, in a mere 12 hours, Tay went from upbeat conversationalist to foul-mouthed, racist Holocaust denier who said feminists “should all die and burn in hell” and that the actor “ricky gervais learned totalitarianism from adolf...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (3): 15–21.
Published: 01 September 2012
... democracy and dissent in China. World Policy Journal: You’ve used Twitter, your blog, and other forms of social media to get your messages across. How much of a tool can social media be for spreading democracy in China? Ai Weiwei: Social media is an essential part of a democracy. But in China...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 24–27.
Published: 01 December 2017
... became the epicenter of the demonstrations. The youth group Al-Hirak al-Shababi coordinated the day’s events, inviting 19,000 people on Facebook and arranging transportation for protestors. Organizers shared promotional posters and spread the hashtag #StopPrawerPlan on Twitter. Solidarity protests were...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 41–48.
Published: 01 September 2014
... future policies that they found relevant. We were using platforms like Facebook and Twitter to communicate—contacting specific people at specific times—but if you don’t have a platform which is exciting for people, there’s too much information on social media for people to have the time to sift through...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 73–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... messaging would not only be a waste of taxpayers’ money, but ultimately be counterproductive.” This is an early clip from the State Department’s “Think Again, Turn Away” media strategy to counter extremism. It’s one of many—there are thousands of short films, multimedia projects, Twitter accounts, and...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (2): 105–111.
Published: 01 June 2015
... incidents on the streets of Turkey, but a casual stroll uncovers at least a half dozen examples of graffiti of swastikas and references to Nazis and the Führer. Bigotry runs rampant on virtual walls. Facebook and Twitter have become forums for hate speech in Turkey, as documented by Hrant Dink Foundation...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (3): 23–30.
Published: 01 September 2013
... groups and accounts on Russian social networks Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki. But Facebook and Twitter are not hosted in Russia and that has posed a real challenge for surveillance. In November 2012, Russia acquired a nationwide system of Internet-filtering. The principle of Internet censorship...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (2): 38–42.
Published: 01 June 2017
... protection for our personal data when it is held by a commercial third party (Apple, Siemens, Twitter, etc.). That wasn’t a big deal in, say, 1980. It is today. So public spats over odd pieces of data obscure the extent to which constitutional and legal regulation inevitably lags behind the potential uses of...