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Online repression and tactical evasion: evidence from the 2020 Day of Anger protests in Egypt

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Following the 2011 Arab Spring, autocrats have sought to limit citizens’ ability to publicize offline protests over social media. In this paper, we explore how users adjust to these restrictions. To do so, we analyze 33 million tweets sent from Egypt during the “Day of Anger” protests in September 2020. We find evidence of online tactical evasion in a highly repressive context. Compared to neutral users, regime opponents are more likely to issue calls for offline protests using new or dedicat...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13510347.2022.2140798

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5413-2664
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Democratization More from this journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
2
Pages:
325-345
Publication date:
2022-11-16
Acceptance date:
2022-10-10
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EISSN:
1743-890X
ISSN:
1351-0347
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1282101
Local pid:
pubs:1282101
Deposit date:
2022-10-10

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