Last year we sent a talented and perceptive writer, John Pollock, to Egypt and Tunisia to investigate the role social media really played in the beginning of the Arab Spring. Today we publish John’s follow-up on the subject: an inside look at how civilians in Libya used the Internet to their advantage in the revolution that ousted Qaddafi. It’s from our May/June issue, which will be out in its entirety next week.
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