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This Is How Social Media Is Being Used in the Middle East

Governments are using social media to rally domestic and foreign support for their policies.

  • Caroline Caywood
  • The National Interest

Social media has played an increasingly important role in Middle East politics ever since the 2011 Arab Spring.

State actors such as Iran and Saudi Arabia have sought to use social media to influence discourse at home and…

As ongoing wars in Syria and Yemen have dominated news from the Middle East in recent years, international public opinion has taken on a new level of importance for regional actors involved in these conflicts.

Social media is among the…

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