While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter, and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
With the social media contents creating a massive personalized story from individuals living in repressive countries, the us government can utilize these information in creating comprehensive information about the regime and its status.
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