Backlash against social media in the Arab world and Turkey

June 14th, 2013   Theme: Internet Freedom

A backlash against social media currently takes place in the Arab world and in Turkey and is the latest version of perennial, systematic attempts by authoritarian-leaning regimes to control their citizens through fear and repression. However, it only draws attention to the human rights abuses these governments seek to hide, and reveals despots’ fear of the growing power of citizen voices, writes Freedom house in a recent article.

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