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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Josh Katz, "Facebook and the Internet Influence Egyptian Politics," finding Dulcinea, June , 2008.

Yesterday, an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times said that Egypt “is considering blocking Facebook” following the antigovernment protests in April and May that were coordinated using the popular social networking Web site.

The protests were over soaring food and oil prices and a growing gap between rich and poor in the country, according to World Politics Review. Although Egypt’s economy has been growing, “there’s been little trickle down to the 45 percent of Egyptians who continue to survive on $2 a day,” the article writes.

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