Sunday January 29, 2012 AT 8:00 PM ET on CBC News Network
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This timely documentary investigates how social media influenced the Arab Spring and fanned the winds of political and social change from Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain to Libya. Using video and still photographs shot on mobile phones, How Facebook Changed the World reveals how revolutions of the 21st century are being driven by the blogging, Facebooking and tweeting generation. For the first time in history, world-changing events were recorded hour by hour by the man and woman on the street. A unique filmed record now exists charting the downfall of tyrants in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and exposing the unimaginable brutality of embattled regimes in other parts of the Arab world.
HOW FACEBOOK CHANGED THE WORLD: THE ARAB SPRING offers the inside story on how these movements started on the streets, went viral on the internet, and ultimately reached the highest offices of power. Presented by Mishal Hussein; produced by the BBC.