Social Media and the Internet’s Role in the Deterritorialization of the Protest Culture

November 13, 2013

December 2010 marked the beginning of a new global culture of protest. Activists began to harness the power of the internet to gather and share the energy of their protests, breaking through local and national territorial boundaries. Local mobilization has moved to mass global mobilization and discontent has never been more public and more interconnected, with civil unrest sweeping across the world. While civil unrest is certainly not a new phenomenon, it has never been so large in scale and more spontaneous in demonstration, making riot predictions nearly impossible.

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