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Tanya Lokot

Tanya Lokot

Tanya Lokot is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland researching the role of digital media in protests in Ukraine and Russia. She is currently working on a dissertation about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine and augmented dissent, with a focus on the affordances of digital media and social networks to augment protest tactics, and the meaning of ICT use in protests. She is also contributing editor for RuNet Echo, a Global Voices project covering the Russian-language internet and a contributor for the Ukraine chapter of the Freedom House Freedom on the Net report. Her other research interests include: digital activism and political participation online, impact of internet communities on political decisions, social media platforms and social/political change, post-Soviet online spaces, information manipulation and propaganda online, and viral media.