Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube

This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media It brings together contributions by social media scholars who explore the connection of social media with revolutions, uprising, protests, power and counter power, hacktivism, the state, policing and surveillance It shows how collective action and sThis book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media It brings together contributions by social media scholars who explore the connection of social media with revolutions, uprising, protests, power and counter power, hacktivism, the state, policing and surveillance It shows how collective action and state power are related and conflict as two dialectical sides of social media power, and how power and counter power are distributed in this dialectic Theoretically focused and empirically rigorous research considers the two sided contradictory nature of power in relation to social media and politics Chapters cover social media in the context of phenomena such as contemporary revolutions in Egypt and other countries, populism 2.0, anti austerity protests, the fascist movement in Greece s crisis, Anonymous and police surveillance.
Social Media Politics and the State Protests Revolutions Riots Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook Twitter and Youtube This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media It brings together contributions by social media scholars who explore the co

  • Title: Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
  • Author: Daniel Trottier Christian Fuchs
  • ISBN: 9780415749091
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube”

    1. It is a good collection on the strategic functioning of social movements within the state-power and its relation to the use of social media. However, it does not deal quite enough on how exactly the interaction of demonstrators takes place with the social media sites and consequently with the streets.

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