Tag Archive | Social Media

Why Facebook Should Facedown

This piece came in from one or our readers. It discusses the profoundly negative role social media, especially Facebook, is playing in Ethiopian politics, especially among the Ethiopian Diaspora. By Shilla Mereb 22 March 2018, Addis Ababa I chose to write this reflection because a friend of mine urged me to do so while discussing […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Ethiopia, Policy Dialogue, Politics and Security2 Comments

The Smartphone Warriors of Minneapolis

by the Strathink Editorial Team Social media is king. The power of social media to influence large groups of people in the blink of an eye is unprecedented in modern history. But with great power comes great responsibility. This week Facebook removed the pages of Britain First from its online social media platform. Britain First […]

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Posted in Congress Watch, Countries, Defense News, Democracy, Editorial, Ethiopia, Opinion Roundup, Politics and Security, Regional Issues13 Comments

Social media from America are stoking Ethiopia’s ethnic violence

February 22, 2018 · 12:30 PM EST By James Jeffrey Overlooking the camps for Somalis displaced by ethnic violence in the lee of the Kolenchi hills in the Somali region. Credit: James Jeffrey/PRI The Ethiopian diaspora in the US uses social media to great effect in shaping coverage of events back home, especially the protest movement that […]

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