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Howard, Philip N., Sheetal D. Agarwal and Muzammil M. Hussain. 2011. When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks? Regime Responses to the Political Uses of Social Media. The Communication Review 14 (3) : 216–232.
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Taylor & Francis


Covering the period 1995–2011, this paper shows how both democratic and authoritarian regimes may disable social media networks, the former with the aim of protecting children, the latter to eliminate what they interpret as propaganda on social media.