Social Media in the Middle East

Jan 4, 2016 1:00:31 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015dec21_socialmedia_a, Facebook, internet, QS_3, Social Media, Twitter, viral


Communicating via social media is a way of life for many of us, and these days it’s almost unheard of to not have a Facebook account, but what do you do to stay in touch with friends and family if you don’t have access to one of the popular social media platforms because your government has banned them? This post takes a look at how a country like Iran stays connected despite Facebook and Twitter being blocked – and why the instant messaging app Iranians do use is so wildly popular.

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