An article by Faine Greenwood
The Internet genie is out of the bottle
But this election has proven that social media is no longer a fringe element in Cambodian society. It is increasingly moving to the fore of the political process.
“I think social media has contributed a great deal to the election outcome this year by providing a platform to people to share and receive information that much of the censored mainstream media didn’t do its best,” noted blogger and analyst Kounila Keo of the results. “In short, I feel that social media is becoming one of the most powerful tools used by citizens to keep each other informed, not just giving and receiving but on an advocacy level.”