Video: Evgeny Morozov, Georgetown University’s Yahoo! Fellow, discussing how the Internet aids dictatorshipsSeptember 27, 2009 # 12:09 pm # Foreign Policy, Human Rights # No Comment
And you can ask Evgeny a question about his views. From the TED Blog–
Evgeny Morozov is a contrarian of the online revolution, reminding us all that while the Internet has done a tremendous amount of good — liberating ideas, facts and people — it is just as useful at promoting oppression. His insightful TEDTalk details examples of how regimes are learning to use the Internet for furthering propaganda and simultaneously silencing dissent.
Also, don’t miss his always-thought-provoking blog, Net.Effect.
Morozov is “known for debunking — with facts, figures and sound research — myths and media-bandwagon assumptions” — and over the weekend you have the chance to ask him anything.
Submit your questions to this Reddit thread and we’ll ask him the top 10 as of Tuesday, September 29th at noon Pacific time.
And those of us at Georgetown are particularly excited because Yvgeny will be teaching an MSFS course this Spring entitled, The Internet and Democracy. What a fantastic opportunity for the students!
(HT: Robert Michael Murray)