February 17, 2011 becomes Bloody Thursday as multiple pivotal events occur during the Arab Spring. Libyan protests begin against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Meanwhile in Bahrain, government security forces launch a pre-dawn raid against protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama where there are casualties. To the current day, Northern Africa and the Middle East wrestle with the consequences of the Arab Spring. The actions of these protests remain the subjects of intense review and study. Zeynep Tufekci is a writer who does so as someone in the middle of the action. He uses his book, Twitter and Tear Gas, to self-examine the role of the Internet during the Arab Spring and what made the Arab Spring so widespread with that connection and what challenges still presented themselves along the way.
Book Title: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest
Book Author: Zeynep Tufekci
ISBN Number: 0300215126
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