Monday, October 12, 2009

Does the Internet Aid Dictatorship?

In a recent TED Talk, Evgeny Morozov, founder of the news aggregator Polymeme (now on hiatus) and leading thinker on the political implications of the internet, makes that very assertion. This is a fascinating video, wherein Morozov implies that dictatorships and other authoritarian regimes deftly utilize the internet to create the illusion of free speech, relegating it to the role of a new opium for the masses.

Hat Tip: THL

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