Paolo Gerbaudo

is lecturer in Digital Culture and Society at King’s College, London. He is the author of Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism (Pluto 2012).


When people refuse to engage with the state, they present an opportunity for the state’s worst autocratic tendencies to kick in, argues Paolo Gerbaudo. Wherein lie the roots of the Egyptian army’s removal of the country’s first elected president after the massive 30 June protests.

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