Changing Dynamics: The Role of Social Media as an Added Dimension Within Conflicts

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Title:
Changing Dynamics: The Role of Social Media as an Added Dimension Within Conflicts
Author:
Chatila, Razanne
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Access to information plays a critical role in a society and the lack of it especially during a conflict can make individuals desperate and easy to manipulate. The recent conflict between Israel and Palestine provides a prime example to use for further analysis of how in particular social media played a critical role in coverage. With trending hashtags such as #GazaUnderAttack and #IsraelUnderFire, individuals were able to follow and access information across mediums and news sources. This diverse range of information also highlighted the disparities in coverage among news outlets and mediums. The 2014 Gaza conflict saw a heavier reliance on the use of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook especially through the use of hashtags, to bring attention and increase supporters, while also creating new obstacles as biased framing and misinformation has formed a new type of medium for conflict that has changed the dynamics of both the conflict and the dialogue, to be one that also heavily relies on the strength of one's own virtual presence.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Political Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Halawi-Ghosn, Faten

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleChanging Dynamics: The Role of Social Media as an Added Dimension Within Conflictsen_US
dc.creatorChatila, Razanneen
dc.contributor.authorChatila, Razanneen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractAccess to information plays a critical role in a society and the lack of it especially during a conflict can make individuals desperate and easy to manipulate. The recent conflict between Israel and Palestine provides a prime example to use for further analysis of how in particular social media played a critical role in coverage. With trending hashtags such as #GazaUnderAttack and #IsraelUnderFire, individuals were able to follow and access information across mediums and news sources. This diverse range of information also highlighted the disparities in coverage among news outlets and mediums. The 2014 Gaza conflict saw a heavier reliance on the use of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook especially through the use of hashtags, to bring attention and increase supporters, while also creating new obstacles as biased framing and misinformation has formed a new type of medium for conflict that has changed the dynamics of both the conflict and the dialogue, to be one that also heavily relies on the strength of one's own virtual presence.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorHalawi-Ghosn, Fatenen
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