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This may also be interesting for some Terrorism and Extremism Research Fellows focusing on the radical left, happening on April 4 & 5, 2014:

„Digital Activism #Now – Information Politics, Digital Culture and Global Protest Movements

The so-called “web 2.0” of social network sites was invented as a business strategy to react to the dot.com bust and, as revealed by the NSA scandal, it has been heavily used by the State as a platform of global surveillance. Yet, this space has also seen the rise of new powerful forms of digital activism, as seen in the adoption of Facebook and Twitter as means of mass mobilisation in the context of the Arab revolutions, the Spanish indignados and of Occupy Wall Street. These contradictions raise a number of burning questions for contemporary digital activists.“

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