Arab World Organized in Protest with the Help of Twitter, Facebook; But Egypt Hits Internet Killswitch


Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen: Protesters demanding change broght together wih the help of social media like Twitter and Facebook.

In Egypt, half the countries 80 million people live in poverty.

An amazing eruption of popular sentiment — unprecedented not just regionally, but Egypt, specifically.
— Adel Iskandar (Media Studies, Georgetown Universtity)

As masses in the Arab world take to the streets demonstrating against politicians in power, much of the fuel for these meet-ups can be attributed to organizing on social media outlets.

People of the Arab world are increasing frustrated at a lack of governance, lack of socio-economic privileges and opportunities … recent demonstrations are a demonstration of that frustration
— Haim Malka (Center for Strategic and International Studies)

An information blackout by the government did not keep demonstrators off of the streets. The government cut off the Internet and phone service and text messaging. But the residents of all ages still filled the streets. Experts say other nations may be next.

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Exclusive footage from RT America of Egyptian Americans protesting outside the White House in Washington, DC.

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