Assessing the Impact of Social Media and State Surveillance on Urban Protests
Network analysis demonstrating the connections between Telegram channels, particularly those focused on advertising events. They are categorized according to their role as “aggregator” channels, neighborhood-specific channels, and protest-type specific channels. Size of circles corresponds to number of links to that channel (degree), while lines indicate a relationship (a link to a channel) between one channel and another. Credit: Andrew Stokols
How have new digital media platforms and technologies shaped and influenced how and where protests and public demonstrations occur? And what do the changes in location and method of demonstration imply for the future of urban social movements and, more broadly, the use of public space?