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Social Media Documenting, Not Driving Hong Kong Protests

A torrent of tweets and Facebook posts is pouring out of Hong Kong documenting the “Umbrella revolution,” but social media does not appear to be driving the protesters as it did the Arab Spring, also called the Facebook revolution. “I don’t think social media is playing a huge role in Hong Kong” said Adam Segal a China expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank. “Clearly, it allows [protesters] to capture images and spread them quickly, but it’s not as if the...

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