March 21, 2014

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Richard Wike, The Guardian

The Associated Press

World leaders may be cracking down on dissenting voices online – if ever there were a global trend, it’s that the revolution will be tweeted, and then restricted – but research shows there are reasons to be very optimistic about the future of internet freedom.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Venezuela, Twitter, Turkey


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Twitter Ban? Now Erdogan's Gone Too Far
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March 10, 2014
The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be
Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy
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No Crimean Wars for Turkey
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March 16, 2014
The End of Erdogan
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March 20, 2014
Scandal and Protests Threaten Turkey's AKP
Dan Steinvorth, Der Spiegel
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