How Saudi Crackdowns Fail to Silence Online Dissent
作者单位: 11 Stanford University
刊名: American Political Science Review, 2020, Vol.114 (1), pp.109-125
来源数据库: Cambridge University Press Journal
DOI: 10.1017/S0003055419000650
原始语种摘要: Saudi Arabia has imprisoned and tortured activists, religious leaders, and journalists for voicing dissent online. This reflects a growing worldwide trend in the use of physical repression to censor online speech. In this paper, we systematically examine the consequences of imprisoning well-known Saudis for online dissent by analyzing over 300 million tweets as well as detailed Google search data from 2010 to 2017 using automated text analysis and crowd-sourced human evaluation of content. We find that repression deterred imprisoned Saudis from continuing to dissent online. However, it did not suppress dissent overall. Twitter followers of the imprisoned Saudis engaged in more online dissent, including criticizing the ruling family and calling for regime change. Repression drew public...
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  • online 联机
  • their 他们的
  • repression 制止
  • voicing 牵动声带
  • religious 宗教
  • crowd 群集
  • well 
  • censor 审查
  • prominent 优秀的
  • figures 数字