Social Media and Its Role in Promoting Change in Morocco
International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 110-115
Received: Oct. 11, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 7, 2017; Published: Dec. 21, 2017
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Mounir Harraqi, Department of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, Faculty of Education, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
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Abstract
Social networks, such as, Facebook and YouTube have been used lately as tools to cause social change, to participate in social and political activities, and to tell the entire world about one’s attitudes and points of view. They contribute in the emergence of a new individual, who is a producer of information and who is able to become more socially and politically aware of what is surrounding him/her. Social media have come to function as the alternative media serving citizens rather than governments’ agendas.. This is possible since people are welcomed to voice their views and to participate in political and social activities via these new media platforms. However, a small category of Moroccans declare that they are not to deny the important role social media play in causing real changes in society, but they see that social media are not enough to guarantee real democracy in Morocco.
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Democracy Facebook, Information Technology, Social Media, Social Networks
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Mounir Harraqi, Social Media and Its Role in Promoting Change in Morocco, International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2017, pp. 110-115. doi: 10.11648/j.ijics.20170206.14
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