The Internet in Society: Empowering or censoring citizens?

Very insightful talk, RSA – Evgeny Morozov – The Internet in Society: Empowering or censoring citizens?

While the western world applauds the internet as a force for empowerment, liberation and democracy, authoritarian governments in the east are working behind the scenes to manipulate the messages it conveys, says Evgeny Morozov

Note: Don’t know where Evgeny gets the stats, but having an army of 300,000 people leaving positive comments about the Chinese government for 50 cents per comment seems like a cheap way to manipulate public opinion. Sadly effective.

[via Richard]

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