Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Colombia: the case of citizen movement of the February 4th - 2008. Facebook : polarization or participation?

Santiago Giraldo Luque


The centre of this paper is the study of the “Un Millon de Voces contra las Farc” Facebook group, created in response of the failure release of hostages on the part of the Farc Colombian guerrilla, happened on December 31, 2007. The evolution of the group, and it’s transcendental consequence - the great world mobilization of February 4, 2008 in opposition to the Farc-, demonstrate the weight of the political context in the internet dynamics, the extreme polarization and that the linked reaction and his network effects work both for the good and for the evil of the democratic and participative values of the active citizenship.

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