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Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci appears in the following:

Facebook's Fake News Crisis: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Facebook is under fire for allowing false news stories to spread through its site in the months and weeks leading up to Election Day. 

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Turkey's Elections & A Prime Minister's Future

Monday, March 31, 2014

Voters in Turkey went to the polls to decide on more than their next mayors—the election could very likely be a direct referendum on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Protests, Technology and Crackdowns

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

During the UK riots, the British government asked Blackberry to block messages sent between protesters. Recently in San Fransciso, Bay Area Rapid Transit officials shut down cell service to curb a planned protest. Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and author of the popular blog technosociology.org, discusses whether blocking social media is a legitimate law enforcement tool in a time of social unrest.

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