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The Impact of Social Media upon the Lebanese Revolution of October 17, 2019

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 7737-7748

Keywords : Revolution; Social Media; Social Networking Sites and Applications; Peaceful Demonstrations; Culture;

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"Better to be free regardless of costs than to remain enslaved forever" It is no secret or a matter to ignore that Social Networking Sites and Applications (SNSAs) influence has been one of the most active agents in mobilizing people of different ages, cultures, and beliefs. They could play a positive role in building civilized societies or drive humans back to a primitive age. Following a mixed quantitative and qualitative research, taking Lebanon as a case, the authors reached some conclusive remarks. (SNSAs) have played a major role in initiating and sustaining the Lebanese October Revolution by spreading information to educate the common citizen. The consequences spread like a snowball all over the country. What is remarkable stand in what differentiates such a Revolution from others? The demonstrators were able to maintain peaceful demonstrations. They united all citizens regardless of gender, age, and political affiliation. Social media was able to produce a unique type of revolution in spite of the fact that traditional leaders ignored their scandalous behavior, and instead opted to destroy the country rather than reform the system. The end result would not guarantee that (SNSAs) could intensify into violence should the national security forces resort to unlimited force? Social media has acted as a peaceful tool of communication

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