Worldwide: The Role of Social Media in Social Mobilization

September, 2012
IDA document: D-4824
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Africa , Documents
Division: Intelligence Analyses Division
John A. Kringen See more authors
Research on social media and on the role of social media in the Arab Spring provides some insight into the role of social media in political mobilization. Assessing the impact of social media is difficult. Among the factors that need to be examined are: the effectiveness of government efforts to control the use of social media and the role of social media in mobilizing support (including international support) for opposition activity.