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Online Social Media in the Syria Conflict: Encompassing the Extremes and the In-Betweens

Por • 7 feb, 2014 • Category: Política

Computer scientists have used the pattern of social media communication in Syria to reveal the structure of opposing forces in the civil war. Social media has become a fundamental tool of social change all over the world. Nowhere is this more evident than the middle east. Platforms such as Twitter and Youtube played a major role in the Arab Spring, the civil uprisings in 2010 that spread from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya to Yemen and beyond. So an interesting question is to what extent does social media activity reflect the situation on the ground. That’s exactly the problem addressed today by Derek O’Callaghan at University College Dublin and a few pals.