Citizens of Oman can now find every government department on Twitter, reporting issues and ensuring public servants are kept on their toes.
The Conversation Global examines the varied ways that governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power.
When leaders of weak democracies use social media to connect with their constituents, people feel heard. But Twitter responses won't give citizens what they need.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows how to use social media in politics. But the rest of his government? Not so much.
Forget old-school state propaganda. Kazakhstan's government has reinvented itself through social media.
Can social media create opportunities to identify and challenge government pitfalls and problematic policies?
This is election year for several African countries and there's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?