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The Net Delusion

The Dark Side Of Internet Freedom

By Evgeny Morozov

Updated with a new Afterword

“The revolution will be Twittered!” declared journalist Andrew Sullivan after protests erupted in Iran. But as journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov argues in The Net Delusion, the Internet is a tool that both revolutionaries and authoritarian governments can use. For all of the talk in the West about the power of the Internet to democratize societies, regimes in Iran and China are as stable and repressive as ever. Social media sites have been used there to entrench dictators and threaten dissidents, making it harder—not easier—to promote democracy.

Marshalling a compelling set of case studies, The Net Delusion shows why the cyber-utopian stance that the Internet is inherently liberating is wrong, and how ambitious and seemingly noble initiatives like the promotion of “Internet freedom” are misguided and, on occasion, harmful.


Format: Book
Author: Morozov, Evgeny
Summary: Argues that people must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as instant cures for repression, and asserts that, in some cases, these technological advances can even be used to threaten democracy.
Title: The net delusion : the dark side of internet freedom / Evgeny Morozov.
Publisher Date: New York : Public Affairs, c2011.
Subject: Internet -- Political aspects Internet -- Censorship. Computers -- Access control Freedom of information
Isbn: 9781610391061 (pbk.) 1586488740 9781586488741
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Format: Book
Author: Morozov, Evgeny
Summary: Argues that people must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as instant cures for repression, and asserts that, in some cases, these technological advances can even be used to threaten democracy.
Title: The net delusion : the dark side of internet freedom / Evgeny Morozov.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Public Affairs, c2011.
Description: xvii, 409 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Internet -- Political aspects
Subjects: Internet -- Censorship.
Subjects: Computers -- Access control
Subjects: Freedom of information
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The Google doctrine -- Texting like it's 1989 -- Orwell's favorite lolcat -- Censors and sensibilities -- Hugo Chavez would like to welcome you to the spinternet -- Why the KGB wants you to join Facebook -- Why Kierkegaard hates slacktivism -- Open networks, narrow minds : cultural contradictions of internet freedom -- Internet freedoms and their consequences -- Making history (more than a browser menu) -- The wicked fix.
LCCN: 2010039066
ISBN: 9781610391061 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1586488740
ISBN: 9781586488741
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 303.4833 Mor