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You Can’t Just Tweet Oppression Away- by Adam Michael Krause

It has become widely accepted that Internet-based social media has profoundly changed the nature and practice of social activism. We are told that Twitter and Facebook empower the powerless and make the act of confronting oppression easier and more efficient. The recent events in Iran, Egypt, and Madison, Wisconsin are trotted out as examples, while books like Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody provide the theoretical underpinning. The recent events throughout the Middle… …

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