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Technology and social media have played a critical role in the protest of recent years, from the online activist group Anonymous to the Middle Eastern uprising known as the Arab Spring. Camera phones, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are just some of the tools used by activists to strengthen their resolve, spread their message, and expose perceived injustices to the world.
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Christians protecting Muslims in Egypt and Reflections on a revolution | World Peace Through Technology

Christians protecting Muslims in Egypt and Reflections on a revolution | World Peace Through Technology | Protest Generation | Scoop.it
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UC Davis Protestors Pepper Sprayed

Friday Nov. 18th at 4:54 PM Police pepper spray students who refused to move out of the way.
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Videos of this event spread outrage throughout the country, eventually leading to the firing of the officer pictured.

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Online activism fuels Egypt protest - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Online activism fuels Egypt protest - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Protest Generation | Scoop.it
Online social networks being used by activists to communicate and organise anti-government protests.
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Protesting risk: mapping sexual assaults in Egypt

Protesting risk: mapping sexual assaults in Egypt | Protest Generation | Scoop.it
When large-scale protests began in Egypt in 2011, they were accompanied by reports of women being insulted, beaten and raped.
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"An interactive map for reporting abuse is trying to ensure that the latest protests are not accompanied by a fresh wave of sexual attacks." Volunteers of HarassMap work collecting reports of sexual harassment, assault, and rape from SMS Text, Facebook, and Twitter to improve awareness and response in Egypt during the especially dangerous time of protest.

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Google and Twitter launch service enabling Egyptians to tweet by phone

Google and Twitter launch service enabling Egyptians to tweet by phone | Protest Generation | Scoop.it
Voice-to-tweet software allows citizens to send news from Egypt despite internet blackout. By Charles Arthur
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Anonymous

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Anonymous is an idea that cannot be broken...even by traitors. This is the official news outlet for Anonymous.
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Anonymous, a loosely connected group of "hacktivists", has a long tradition of using the internet to punish perceived wrongs and spread it's messages.

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Egyptians take to social media to make their voices heard

Egyptians take to social media to make their voices heard | Protest Generation | Scoop.it
AS protesters in Egpyt give President Muhammed Morsi until tomorrow morning to step aside, the many voices calling for him to go in no uncertain terms are using the power of social media to make their voices heard.
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Twitter Revolution: How the Arab Spring Was Helped By Social Media

Twitter Revolution: How the Arab Spring Was Helped By Social Media | Protest Generation | Scoop.it
It is important to understand that new platforms of social media didn’t cause Arab Spring but played a role of communication that aids the revolutions in the long run.
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