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Authoritarian regimes vs. social networks

Did social network Facebook share some of the responsibility for the Tunisian revolution and the fall of Ben Ali’s regime? Ever since Mohamed Bouazizi’s desperate act, many of the Tunisian demonstrations were relayed on social networks. In less than one month Tunisia had managed to overthrow the authoritarian regime of Ben Ali, who had been in power for over 23 years. The rapidity was surprising and led many analysts to wonder if social networks had become the essential tool in denouncing autho

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