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Title: The Impact of Social Media On The Lebanese Revolution of october 17, 2019
Authors: Kairouz, Akl
Dagher, Walid 
Affiliations: Department of Business Management and Administration 
Keywords: Revolution
Social Media
Social Networking Sites and Applications
Peaceful Demonstrations
Issue Date: 2020
Part of: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
Start page: 7737
End page: 7748
"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.
ISSN: 2249–6890
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Business Management and Administration

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