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Lokot, Tetyana
Association of Slavonic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies
Seeing and Being Seen: Exploring the Affordances of Social Media for Visibility and Witnessing in the Euromaidan Protest
Boston, USA
Chaired Session
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The internet and social media were a key component of the Euromaidan protesters' mobilization and information sharing efforts, but their role and impact overall remain a point of contention. This paper explores the protesters' own perceptions of how their visibility and witnessing practices were mediated by networked technologies such as Facebook and Twitter. This research contributes to a more nuanced understanding of the role of networked social media in Eastern European protest events.
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