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Russia: President's Visit to Journalism Department Under Attack of Social Media

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Media & Journalism, Politics, Protest, RuNet Echo

The New York Times explores [1] the role of social media in exposing staged nature of Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the Moscow State Univerisity. The Twitter hashtag #журфак [2] (shortened for Journalism department) as well as many posts on LiveJournal and Facebook made the controversy a trending topic and forced the president's spokesperson to announce Medvedev will visit the department again.