Social Media, Technology and Peacebuilding Policy Brief No.57 - October, 2019 • By Diana Ishaqat
Social Media and Social Change in Jordan: Opportunities and Threats
Over eight million of Jordan’s citizens have access to the internet, and they produce more than half of the digital content available online in the Arabic language. As Jordanians navigate together through an ongoing humanitarian, economic and political crisis, the mainstream social media platforms to which they are active contributors are turning into interactive spaces critical for public debate and socio-political transformation. This policy brief analyses social media impacts on the Jordanian society in 2018-2019 and concludes with three recommendations for the future.