The Digital Propaganda Machine

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How Digital Technology Has Helped Unleash a Devastating New Era of Propaganda (Alternet)

“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.

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