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Narges Bajoghli

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Iranian Cyber-Struggles

[Image from CBS News]

From the Green Movement in Iran in 2009 through the Arab revolts that began in 2011, social media have held center stage in coverage of popular protest in the Middle East. Though the first flush of overwrought enthusiasm is long past, there is consensus that Facebook, Twitter and other Web 2.0 applications, particularly on handheld devices, have been an effective organizing tool against the slower-moving security apparatuses of authoritarian states. The new technology has ...

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Narges Bajoghli

 

Narges Bajoghli is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at New York University.