Would Ibn Khaldun Be On Facebook?


Posted JAN 2010

Many consider Ibn Khaldun, the great Muslim philosopher, as the Father of Social Sciences. What would his perspective be on social media?

Posted JAN 2010

While some governments ban the use of social media sites based on fears around misuse for fomenting social unrest and potential moral, cultural, or social corruption. The consequence of this control is proving to be self-limiting; by precluding citizens to engage their counterparts around the globe often stifles innovation and promotes bias.

A consequence predicated a very long time ago by the philosopher who strongly adhered to the principles of open-mindedness and felt biases diminish the value of knowledge. So, what role should government leaders take on when it comes to social media?


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