The Twitter Revolutions: Social Media in the Arab Spring

Kevin H. Govern

Ave Maria School of Law; California University of Pennsylvania; John Jay College


JURIST Forum (http://jurist.org), October 24, 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that social media and networking have proven pivotal in the success of the Arab Spring protest movements in a manner that was previously unforeseen by commentators and scholars.

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Keywords: Social Media, Networking, Arab Spring, Jasmine Revolution, Tunisia, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, Protest Movements, Law and Ethics

JEL Classification: H56

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Date posted: June 26, 2012  

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Govern, Kevin H., The Twitter Revolutions: Social Media in the Arab Spring (2011). JURIST Forum (http://jurist.org), October 24, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2093434 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2093434

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