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Global Politics Shaken by Social Mediai
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March 13, 2013 10:15 PM
Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo drew the largest vote for a single party in Italy's election last month - despite shunning traditional campaign platforms such as TV, in favor of using social media like Facebook to spread his message. Analysts say it's the latest example of how new media and social media are changing politics - building on recent developments like the Arab Spring. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.

Global Politics Shaken by Social Media

Published March 13, 2013

Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo drew the largest vote for a single party in Italy's election last month - despite shunning traditional campaign platforms such as TV, in favor of using social media like Facebook to spread his message. Analysts say it's the latest example of how new media and social media are changing politics - building on recent developments like the Arab Spring. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.