Presentation Title

Cyber-nationalism in social media: From Twitterrorism to reactionary bot policy

Location

Meyer Auditorium

Abstract

In Mexico, Twitter has not prompted a social revolution –yet. But it coordinated the civil society after it was hit by an earthquake, prompted a new terrorism law at the federal level, and helped to elect the current president: Enrique Pena Nieto. In this project I examine the public-government relationship of freedom of expression ownership across the digital platform and conclude that a reactionary approach to cyber-nationalistic practices in this country can determine what necessary steps other states in the Western hemisphere can take when advocating for digital democracy.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-10-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

4-10-2018 11:45 AM

Panel

Public Media and Politics

Field of Study for Presentation

Communication

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Cyber-nationalism in social media: From Twitterrorism to reactionary bot policy

Meyer Auditorium

In Mexico, Twitter has not prompted a social revolution –yet. But it coordinated the civil society after it was hit by an earthquake, prompted a new terrorism law at the federal level, and helped to elect the current president: Enrique Pena Nieto. In this project I examine the public-government relationship of freedom of expression ownership across the digital platform and conclude that a reactionary approach to cyber-nationalistic practices in this country can determine what necessary steps other states in the Western hemisphere can take when advocating for digital democracy.