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Niall Ferguson on social media and revolution

Historian Niall Ferguson explains how social media is challenging established hierarchies

History has always been documented through hierarchies, telling the stories of presidents, prime ministers, armies, corporations, political parties.

Historian Niall Ferguson believes that history doesn’t document the less formal social networks that have the ability to spread revolutionary ideas.

He explains to Justin Webb how social media is challenging established hierarchies.

(Image: Niall Ferguson. Credit: BBC)

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8 minutes