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How Twitter serves (or not) social & political changes
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Somalia’s Rebels Embrace Twitter as a Weapon by Jeffrey Gettleman

Somalia’s Rebels Embrace Twitter as a Weapon by Jeffrey Gettleman | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Somalia’s powerful Islamist insurgents, the Shabab, best known for chopping off hands and starving their own people, just opened a Twitter account, and in the past week they have been writing up a storm, bragging about recent attacks and taunting their enemies.

“Your inexperienced boys flee from confrontation & flinch in the face of death,” the Shabab wrote in a post to the Kenyan Army.

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Cyberactivism around political violence in Keny

Cyberactivism around political violence in Keny | Twit4D | Scoop.it
An interesting overview of how the new technologies are being used by Kenyans in the face of political violence.
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Kenya army, Somali militia swap Twitter insults by KATHARINE HOURELD

Kenya army, Somali militia swap Twitter insults by KATHARINE HOURELD | Twit4D | Scoop.it

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan soldiers and members of an extremist Islamist militant group have been fighting each other in Somalia since Kenya invaded two months ago. Now, their spokesmen are taking the battle onto Twitter, with taunts, accusations and insults being directly traded in a rare engagement on the Internet.
The propaganda war on the microblogging website shows the increasingly sophisticated use of media by both sides and underscores that there is often little reliable information about the conflict in Somalia that now directly or indirectly involves a half-dozen nations, analysts say.

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