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‘Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom

NBCNews.com recently used some quotable quotes from me and one of my colleagues at USIP Sheldon Himmelfarb on the new suite of Google tools:. The company that revolutionized Internet search is now unveiling a sort of online underground tunnel — a way for people in restrictive countries like Iran and […]

Washington Times: Social media stew plays potent role in global digital activism
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Washington Times: Social media stew plays potent role in global digital activism

The Washington Times recently did a write up of work I’ve been doing with the Digital Activism Research Project team. The strengths — and drawbacks — of Web-based political organizing have received increasing scrutiny following the popular uprisings after the disputed 2009 Iranian election and the so-called “Facebook Revolution” that toppled longtime Egyptian leader Hosni […]

Symposium Magazine:  When Does Digital Activism Pack a Punch?
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Symposium Magazine: When Does Digital Activism Pack a Punch?

We are starting to disseminate some of the findings from the USIP-supported Digital Activism Research Project.  One of the first pieces on the work is now up with Symposium Magazine: The past few decades have given scholars a rich collection of data that can help them analyze political change, whether […]

Joining the Global Network Initiative
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Joining the Global Network Initiative

I’ve been a fan of the Global Network Initiative for a while.  Over a year ago I wrote a provocative blog post about Zuckerberg’s trip to Russia around the 4th year anniversary of the Global Network Initiative.  My colleague Rebecca MacKinnon replied within minutes with some corrections and thus the […]