What role did social media play with regards to the revolution in Tunisia?


Tunesien Jan, 2011 Revolution Reuters

In New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi,
Posted: Jan 14, 2011,
Ghazi figured out what he might be relevant in this issue.

When Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, he was not necessarily thinking of providing a platform for Arab protestors to express their frustration with hunger, unemployment and corruption. Nor was he planning for his website to become the battlefield between Tunisian authorities and web activists. This, however, is exactly what has happened, resulting in the largest and most violent demonstration in Tunisia in decades.

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What role did social media play with regards to the revolution in Tunisia?

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