Facebook in Cambodian politics

This is direct interference by a private foreign company in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state.

Many Cambodian people started to familiarize themselves with Facebook probably in the late 2000s. Back then, people used it simply to connect with friends.

Cambodia started to see Facebook being used in the political domain mainly from the 2013 general election.

It is not far-fetched to say that Facebook was a major communication tool in pushing the opposition in Cambodia to win an unprecedented 55 seats in 2013. The opposition also used Facebook to mobilize people to the unprecedented mass protest in December 2013. The protest took a violent turn in January 2014 with destructive demonstrators who were later cracked down on by the government.

In full: https://asiatimes.com/2023/07/facebook-in-cambodian-politics/

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