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Journal of Democracy
Online activism is a new form of popular contention in China. In some cases, the Internet serves to mobilize street protest. More often, protest takes place online. The most common forms include online petitions, the hosting of campaign websites, and large-scale verbal protests. The most radical is perhaps the hacking of websites. These forms of contention may be found in blogs, Internet bulletin boards, online communities, and podcast and YouTube-type web sites.
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Yang, G. (2009). Online Activism. Journal of Democracy, 20 (3), 33-36. https://doi.org/10.1353/jod.0.0094
Date Posted: 26 June 2014