TITLE

TECHNOLOGY'S ROLE IN REVOLUTION: INTERNET FREEDOM AND POLITICAL OPPRESSION

AUTHOR(S)
Morozov, Evgeny
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Futurist;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the impact of Internet on the government worldwide. It discusses a brief overview on cyber-utopianism, a naïve belief in the emancipatory nature of online communication that rests on a stubborn refusal to acknowledge its downside. It relates the importance of Internet to bring out political corruption and other political issues. It explores the role of Internet in Middle Eastern democratic revolutions. It explains how Russian government handles or control the Internet and civic activism. It suggests several roles of cyber-realists in handling the Internet.
ACCESSION #
61775342

 

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