Issue No. 07 - July (2012 vol. 45)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2012.186
Daniel E. O'Leary , University of Southern California
The successful fight to stop the Protect IP Act highlights the increasingly important role of computer-based political action, especially the use of social media, in the policymaking process.
PIPA, SOPA, Twitter, Facebook, computer-based political action, social media
D. E. O'Leary, "Computer-Based Political Action: The Battle and Internet Blackout over PIPA," in Computer, vol. 45, no. , pp. 64-72, 2012.