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Merlyna Lim

Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Global Network Society

Merlyna Lim Investigates Agents of Change in the Modern Revolutionary World

News reports in the Western world crowed about social media as a catalyst for speedy revolution in Tunisia, then Egypt and elsewhere as part of the Arab Spring beginning in 2010. Just how digital media – whether by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other facet of the World Wide Web – activated democratic uprisings that unfolded independently throughout Arab countries remains a subject of wide discussion…Full Story

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