Facebook and the Arab Spring | The Facebook Dilemma

Facebook and the Arab Spring | The Facebook Dilemma
Facebook and the Arab Spring | The Facebook Dilemma
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Learn how social media giant Facebook's platform played a seemingly pivotal role in the “Arab Spring,” a wave of protests and demonstrations in the Middle East and North Africa during 2010–2012 that led to regime changes, in this video excerpted from The Facebook Dilemma: FRONTLINE. In 2011, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was prompted to resign due to a month of growing protests against his regime. Online activists led by Wael Ghonim had sparked a “revolution” using Facebook as an organizing tool. However, in the wake of regime change, the same tool that had so effectively unified the people in Egypt would soon be perceived to polarize society.

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