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SMS & Civil Unrest

SMS & Civil Unrest
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Author(s): Innocent Chiluwa (Covenant University OTA, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 11
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch546


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This entry examines the roles of text messaging in organizing and mobilizing protests and social unrest. It gives a general overview of the various forms of protest behaviors, showing how and why social media and ICTs have enhanced protest planning and implementation by activists around the world. The chapter reviews current knowledge in research literature as well as describes and gives examples of types of responses to ICT communication networks by national governments during crises. It concludes with a hope that ICT based initiatives and movements can achieve impactful social change despite skepticism among scholars on the contrary.

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