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Crowdsourcing democracy: was the Arab Spring over-hyped?

Posted on by Safia Bhutta

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Of course, the biggest crowdsourced news scoop of 2011 is the Arab Spring. From Morocco to Bahrain, citizens risked their lives to film, tweet and blog real-time on-the-ground reports. In the West, over-excited tech commentators discussed the great “social-media revolution”. Yet, six months after Tahrir Square, Egypt remains troubled and divided: a few weeks ago, 26 Coptic Christians were killed in Cairo during clashes with the police.

Social media helped kick start …

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