Political Protest using Internet tools

by Stefano Baldi ( http://hostings.diplomacy.edu/baldi/articles/protest.htm )

New IT tools are playing a growing role in the organisation and the management of political and social protest worldwide. Electronic activism and electronic civil disobedience are becoming a means of protest at a worldwide level. Electronic activism is a wide concept which covers the use of a variety of tools, ranging from word processors to write newsletters, to live Internet broadcast of demonstrations; and from virtual sit-ins to mail spamming and virtual attacks to computer networks.

  1. Why the protest goes online
  2. Appeals online
  3. Creation of fake websites
  4. Virtual sit-in
  5. Information and misinformation
  6. E-mail bombing, spamming and discussion lists
  7. Solutions

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