Egyptian Protests Threatened by Social Media Shut-Downs

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jan 30, 2011 • References: & nymag
Egypt Internet users experienced major network disruptions as the government tried to control Egyptian protests and political flash mobs organized through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

If the Egyptian protests are an indicator, social media has become integral to every aspect of our lives, including our politics. As the Egyptian government shuts down Internet access to gain control over the situation, I wonder, should access to electronic communication be a human right?

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