Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Analyzing Social Media Momentum India’s 2011-12 Anticorruption Movement

This report looks at the role of social media in social movements by analyzing Facebook activity related to India's anticorruption movement in 2011 and early 2012 as a case study. The authors find strong correlations between real-world protest events and substantial increases in Facebook activity. They offer conclusions and implications for actors who seek to monitor and manage the flow of social movements. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in International Public Affairs, Public Affairs 860, taught by Melanie Manion in Spring 2012
  • Author(s): Sasha Bong, Kenneth Chung, Karen Parkinson, Andrew Peppard, Justin Rabbach, and Nicole Thiher
  • Client Name: the U.S. Government Office of South Asia Policy