Week 11 Discussion

Rochelle M

How is political speech expressed in social media? Provide some examples that you have seen, or been involved in. 

An example of how political speech is expressed in social media is the growing use of Twitter in Saudi Arabia, used to criticize and express dissatisfaction with the Saudi government.

It has been widely reported that in the Middle Eastern countries such as Tunisia and Egypt are using social media for political purposes. Because of the ease of the communication and the relative anonymity given by social media,  these conversations may reveal valuable insight into the actual public opinion and reactions regarding specific political topics and events or political leaders.

I believe this is a good example of political speech expressed in social media because it is showing an actual event taking place. In countries that are normally not able to express themselves are now utilizing social media to do so.

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One thought on “Week 11 Discussion

  1. lorchuev says:

    I like how you showed that social media is making it easier for people to discuss politics in countries with strict political expression policies.

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