Peace on Facebook

Peace on Facebook

The Persuasive Technology Lab of Stanford University seems to have teamed up with Facebook to create a dedicated page on Facebook celebrating initiatives and conversations using and on Facebook in support of peace. is in and of itself not a tool for peacebuilding, and does not for example point to the platform’s use in Egypt to stand up against a repressive, dictatorial government, as reported by the New York Times in January.

The page does link to how Facebook was used to organise against FARC, against crime in London, and its integration in a documentary on children in Uganda. I have also written earlier about pathbreaking uses of  Facebook’s in Sri Lanka to strengthen dissent and critical discussions.

Do you know of any other meaningful examples that use Facebook as a central tool for peacebuilding or in a peace process?

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