The problem with crowdsourcing intelligence in Syria




In December 2010, a series of protests in Tunisia gave birth to what is now dubbed the Arab Spring. The events that followed have been studied in-depth, attracting a large volume of commentary. Interestingly though, there is little talk about the use of crowdsourcing to gather intelligence. This is especially curious considering that information collected in this way has formed the backbone of what we know about the uprisings. This is nowhere more apparent than in Syria, where for perhaps th...
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