Social Media use during violent conflict
In the News:
Social media networks equip activists and intellectuals with avenues to raise issues of importance for their constituencies and networks.
In the context of military conflict, these networks could play a significant role in shaping new political blocs, opportunities, and subjectivities
Peace Science Insights:
- In conflict, social media makes communication for individuals and groups easier and increases the speed and spread of information.
- In conflict, social media generates new data and information about popularity, support, and the conflict environment.
Peace Science Digest Vol. 2, Issue 6. “How Social Media is Changing Conflict”