#downwithmubarak?

As the protests in Cairo continue to rage on (you can catch live updates here), what’s of noteworthy attention is how the government has clamped down on social media in its desperate bid to quell the unrest. This was an unsurprising move as the genesis of the uprisings were virtual in origin, inspired by the revolution at Tunisia and probably Iran as well (and of course, there’s always an element of US involvement). Again we see how the role of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook  are tools that both trigger and fuel socio-political activism and protest.

Why are protesters increasingly turning to social networking sites?

Could it work the other way? Is the internet a friend or foe of democracy?

Do you think we will see a similar situation in Singapore? Why?

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One thought on “#downwithmubarak?

  1. Why are protesters increasingly turning to social networking sites?
    To reach out to the masses, making it international and its the only way to remain anonymous.

    Could it work the other way? Is the internet a friend or foe of democracy?
    It can work both ways because people will believe what they see and even a unjustified claim will be believed.
    Do you think we will see a similar situation in Singapore? Why

    No, we’ll be arrested.

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