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Flash Talk | Facebook Causes Protests

The political events that took place in the Middle East in 2011 coincided with the expansion of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. This created a widespread perception that social media helped bring about the popular uprisings against authoritarian regimes. Does the data support this idea?

Pearson Faculty Affiliate Leopoldo Fergusson presented research co-authored with Carlos A. Molina at The Pearson Global Forum on October 12, 2021. You can read the working paper he references here: https://thepearsoninstitute.org/resea...

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Leopoldo Fergusson
Professor, University of the Andes; Faculty Affiliate, The Pearson Institute

The Pearson Global Forum | Information in Conflict
The knowledge that forms the foundation of our understanding, decisions, advancement, and world is now in question. Scientific fact and proven theorem are being set aside for apocryphal beliefs. The emergence of new conflicts is outpacing the ability of the international community to cope, new rules now govern old disputes, disunity through the spread of populism is creating long-term damage, and disinformation and the abuse of knowledge are taking a devastating toll on our global world. The 2021 Global Forum was a significant public event with the goal of (virtually) convening leading scholars and high-level policy makers from around the globe to exchange ideas and maximize the potential for impact in preventing and resolving violent conflicts and informing policy.

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