If a bunch of everyday average people can use facebook to incite the kind of violence and civil unrest that was seen in the UK, could not some of the best behavioural science experts in the world along with media experts do a lot more than that?
I believe that facebook has great power, however I am not sure that I trust that kind of powers in the hands of those that own it or with it being heavily influenced by the US government and intelligence services!
Cite your evidence that any government or intelligence service ‘influences’ Fb.
As I've said, Twitter is much more heavily used in regions of the world where there is great turmoil. Fb much less, purely because it's so much easier to see who people are on Fb.
Why are you so
obsessed with Fb?
If you want to obsess about something really
scary, try using your time investigating Trapwire, a surveillance system that has got the Australian government pretty agitated, and has been reported on by the Guardian.
And if you want to see how Twitter is used in volatile parts of the world, just look at the feeds that @andycolvin links to.