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Russia: Analyst on How Social Networks Change Russian Media Environment

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism, Politics, Technology, RuNet Echo

“Twitter is faster than FSB,” argues Marina Litvinovich in her recent op-ed on social media in Russia [1] [RUS]. Besides already observed effects of information de-monopolization she notes several new features of the country's media space: growth of mobile Internet and Facebook/Twitter. “[Facebook] like-er and re-poster – are the main heroes of new media epoch.”