“The Revolution Will Be Twittered!” cried Andrew Sullivan in 2009 following the Green Movement protests among Iran’s youth.
Many people believe that the internet will be a uniform liberator.
I myself am thankful for the internet, as it allows the transfer of information that would be impossible elsewhere.
Yet few people realize that the internet is also a powerful tool for totalitarian regimes.
It helps to fuel the propaganda machine and monitor dissent.
The Net Delusion is a great book on this point.