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Julian Assange (wikileaks) Facebook Protest Watch


    (Original post by I'mNewHere)
    Really?..Polititions have to act according to what the people want to stay in power..The point of protests is to show the government that people care about something and to raise other peoples awareness of that thing. Covering facebook with information/signs that you care gets the message to way more people than a news report of a physical protest and will inevitably gather more participants than a protest.

    You really think hardcore activists will decide not to advertise it on facebook in case they look lazy?
    thanks for making my morning with that highly entertaining post

    (Original post by I'mNewHere)
    Wikileaks is a very sensitive topic for people in government right now so public opinion matters alot.
    Facebook shows what people think. Facebook is a source, possibly the best source,of public opinion. Any half sensible politition would definately pay attention to facebook

    What they feel they can get away with depends on how the public will percieve it. A huge campaign on facbook would definately have a knock on effect on how they deal with Assange wether they say it openly or not

    Ordinary public dont need to take facebook seriously to learn from it and most use it.

    Also any impact facebook groups have is likely to be behind the scenes so I dont think we can judge them on visible results
    If you really think facebook can help, well just roll with it. I can't stop you. I found this blog post that expresses my doubts about facebook and co.'s effectiveness pretty well.

    (Btw I really hate being a grammar nazi, but it's spelled "politician". Trust me, be careful with spelling, else people will not take your opinions seriously, no matter how well informed they are. This is especially important if you go ahead with that campaign of yours)

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