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This week in BCM206 there was a lot of talk about about how social media was used during the 2010-2011 protests in the Middle East and North Africa, and the 2013-2014 protests in Ukraine and we touched on what authorities did in response. The biggest thing I got from this weeks lecture was about the reactions authorities have on social media and how far they have come to monitor it and how far they still have to go.
I believe that social media can be used positively to monitor illegal behaviour but I think there is a close line to invading peoples privacy that is at risk. The best way to investigate this topic is through case studies such as the events identified above (2010-2011 protests in the Middle East and North Africa, and the 2013-2014 protests in Ukraine).