Deen Freelon


How Black Twitter and other social media communities interact with mainstream news

This report explores how social media subcultures — Black Twitter, Feminist Twitter, and Asian American Twitter — interact with the news.

Blogs and bullets IV: how social media undermines transitions to democracy

As part of its ongoing Blogs and Bullets project, PeaceTech Lab analyzed the role of social media in Egypt's failed attempt to transform an effective uprising into a successful democratic transition. The study drew from unique Twitter and Facebook datasets to determine how social media...

Syria’s socially mediated civil war

Introduction: In this report from the USIP PeaceTech Initiative, a team of scholars from George Washington University and American University analyze the role of social media in Syria's civil war. The report focuses primarily on group dynamics, activist organizations' use of online media, and the...