(This post originally appeared on Freedom To Tinker, after @evgenymorozov tweeted that he would want help with a graph of data before he would believe that there were no countries where the situation worsened with the arrival of the internet. @evgenymorozov @ericschmidt there are no countries where tech diffusion rates high and [...]
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This is the Prezi show for my expanded talk on authoritarianism and information policy, called “The New Cold War”. It requires Flash, and may take a moment to fully load. If it doesn’t load in your browser, you can go directly to the Prezi site. Link to Event Homepage. Link to Video Lecture.
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Huffington Post: The Dictator’s Dead Pool for 2013: Will China’s Investments Pay Off in Political Clout?
(This originally appeared as “The Dictator’s Dead Pool for 2013” on the Huffington Post.) The world rarely mourns dead dictators. The death of an authoritarian ruler usually means chaos and more suffering for the people they ruled. A year ago I drafted a list of the aging and sickly [...]
(This post originally appeared as “Let’s Build Democracy Robots” on Slate. Read Jillian York’s great retort “No We Should Not Build Pro-Democracy Twitter Bots“) Most Twitter users try to ignore messages from robot accounts. But maybe we should be putting bots to work for a more noble cause—democracy. One estimate [...]