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US government agency built 'Cuban Twitter' in failed social media attempt to spark regime change

US government agency built 'Cuban Twitter' in failed social media attempt to spark regime change | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
In an apparent throwback to the Cold War campaigns of disruption, disinformation and espionage, the US government spent $1.6m building a social media network with the aim of undermining the communist government in Cuba, it has emerged.
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Why government social media is different -- FCW

Why government social media is different -- FCW | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
Federal social media accounts can't target influential users to make messages go viral because of Privacy Act restrictions, can't buy followers, and typically don't throw money at promoting posts through advertising.
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Turkish and Chinese Social media users bypass crackdowns | PBS NewsHour

Turkish and Chinese Social media users bypass crackdowns | PBS NewsHour | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
Hari Sreenivasan explores the methods social media users utilize to circumvent attempts to stifle online free speech. He talks with a 16-year-old in Istanbul who is dealing with Turkey’s official ban on Twitter using a VPN, or virtual private network. Continue reading →
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ASUA Court approves social media endorsements

ASUA Court approves social media endorsements | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
The ASUA Supreme Court ruled last week that ASUA elected officials can endorse candidates through social media, ending a dispute between the senate and the elections commissioner.
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Netizen Report: Turkish Leaders Disagree on Social Media Blocking

Netizen Report: Turkish Leaders Disagree on Social Media Blocking | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
The Netizen Report originally appears each week on Global Voices Advocacy. Ellery Roberts Biddle, Mohamed ElGohary, Lisa Ferguson, Hae-in Lim, Chan Myae Khine, Sarah Myers, and Sonia Roubini contributed to this report. Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights...
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Twitter Pays $36 Million to Avoid IBM Patent Suit | Wired Business | Wired.com

Twitter Pays $36 Million to Avoid IBM Patent Suit | Wired Business | Wired.com | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
Twitter wants to reform the patent system. But for the moment, it's still paying big bucks to avoid the kind of software patent lawsuits that have become all too common in recent years.
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Turkey mulls online alcohol ad ban

Turkey mulls online alcohol ad ban | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
The Turkish authorities consider fines for people "promoting" alcohol and drinking online.
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Social Media Revolution 3 (4:15 version via Erik Qualman)

http://www.socialnomics.net/ Based on #1 International Best Selling Socialnomics by Erik Qualman this is the latest in the most watch social media series in ...
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Social media shows Crimean youth creating self-defense units

Ethnic Russian youth in Crimea say they feel unprotected and are forming self-defense units to protect themselves, according to social media posts on the Rus...
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Moscow’s War on Social Media Claims a New Casualty

Moscow’s War on Social Media Claims a New Casualty | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
The CEO of Europe’s second-largest social network was sacked this week as the Putin regime’s campaign to silence its internal critics went into overdrive.
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Why the U.S. government is 'trolling' jihadists on social media

Why the U.S. government is 'trolling' jihadists on social media | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
"We don't negotiate with terrorists," has long been the U.S. government's standard position. So why has it started bickering with them on Twitter?
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​Russian social media flashmob pokes fun at sanctions over Crimea

​Russian social media flashmob pokes fun at sanctions over Crimea | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
A tongue-in-cheek campaign against the sanctions imposed on Russia over Crimea has taken Russian social media by storm. Web users have dreamt up a whole range of retaliatory sanctions and flooded the internet with memes making fun of the penalties.
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Human sex trafficking channeled through social media

Human sex trafficking channeled through social media | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
A recent Texas-based study reveals that one out of every three runaways in the state is lured into sex trafficking within 48 hours of leaving home.
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RI bill addresses social media privacy concerns - Boston.com

RI bill addresses social media privacy concerns - Boston.com | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Bosses would be forbidden from requiring employees to give them access to their Facebook, Twitter or other social media accounts under legislation pending in Rhode Island.
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Turkey's Leaders Spar Over Plan to Muzzle Social Media - New York Times

Turkey's Leaders Spar Over Plan to Muzzle Social Media - New York Times | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.com Turkey's Leaders Spar Over Plan to Muzzle Social Media New York Times Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Thursday night to restrict social media after local elections this month, despite harsh reactions worldwide to a crackdown...
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Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)

http://www.socialnomics.net/ Social Media Revolution 2 is a refresh of the original video (http://www.socialnomics.com) with new and updated social media & m...
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Social media in 2013

What will be the social media trends of the year ahead? Jeff Jarvis, author of "Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Liv...
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The Kremlin’s Social Media Takeover

The Kremlin’s Social Media Takeover | Social Media & Government | Scoop.it
In Russia, any restive opposition activity on the Internet can easily be brought under control.
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Russia's "Social Media" and how it's censored.

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