the net delusion

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Does free information mean free people?At the start of the twenty-first century we were promised that the internet would liberate the world. We could come together as never before, and from Irans twitter revolution to Facebook activism, technological innovationwould spread democracy to oppressed peoples everywhere.We couldnt have been more wrong. In The Net Delusion Evgeny Morozov destroys this myth, arguing that internet freedom is an illusion, and that technology has failed to help protect peoples rights. Not only that – in many cases the internet is actually helping authoritarian regimes. From China to Russia to Iran, oppressive governments are using cyberspace to stifle dissent: planting clandestine propaganda, employing sophisticated digital censorship andusing online surveillance. We are all being manipulated in more subtle ways too – becoming pacified by the net, instead of truly engaging.This book is a wake-up call. It shows us how our misplaced faith in cyber-utopia means the West risks missing the real challenges. Morozov argues that we must look at other ways of promoting democracy abroad, and forces us – policymakers and citizens alike – to recognize that all our freedoms are at stake.

  • Fecha de lanzamiento: 12/04/2012
  • Año de edición: 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141049571
  • Idioma: INGLÉS
  • Editorial: PENGUIN

de Evgeny Morozov

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