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Data Share:  When Do States Disconnect Digital Networks? 1985-2011
Data / Original Data

Data Share: When Do States Disconnect Digital Networks? 1985-2011

Here is the original event data set we built for (known) incidents when a government interfered with its information infrastructure for political reasons.  Its now a few years out of date so in sharing it I hope others might be interested in keeping up this line of research. When do […]

Book:  State Power 2.0
Books / Publications

Book: State Power 2.0

Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian regimes […]

Twitter’s influence mounts as reach grows
In The News / interviews

Twitter’s influence mounts as reach grows

Helped the prolific Rob Lever with quotable quote in his piece for AFP. Philip Howard, who heads the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, said Twitter “is still one of the most important social networking tools for democracy advocates.” Howard told AFP that authoritarian regimes have cracked […]

In The News / interviews

‘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 […]