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Debate: The ‘gilets jaunes’ movement is not a Facebook revolution

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n less than a month, France’s gilets jaunes (yellow vests) have gone from being a celebrated example of Facebook’s ability to power a spontaneous revolution to a cautionary tale of how social networks can be manipulated by outsiders to provoke outrage and sow dissent. But in both of these extreme scenarios, the central actors lie outside France, whether it’s the platforms based in Silicon Valley or the suspected propagandists in Russia. (First lines)
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hal-03392746 , version 1 (21-10-2021)

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Jen Schradie. Debate: The ‘gilets jaunes’ movement is not a Facebook revolution. 2018. ⟨hal-03392746⟩
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