April 6, 2011 3:32 PM

How Sudan used the Internet to crush protest movement

In Sudan, the "Arab spring" that's shaken most other Arab countries feels like a grim wintry chill. Faced with a clear opening-round defeat, the movement is doing something that questions the assumptions about the role of social media in enabling the Arab revolts: It's going old school, revolutionary-style, and shunning many of the technologies that are credited with mobilizing the other uprisings

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