Freedom movements around the world are using Twitter and Facebook to express dissent and to organize, particularly in the Middle East. It might be fair to say that the Internet is becoming the platform for political liberation. But the “just add Internet” thesis has its skeptics, who argue that, in fact, the Internet may give authoritarian governments the upper hand. Social media platforms are very amenable to government surveillance, and revolution doesn’t come easy, online or off. Should lovers of freedom be saying “Internet FTW!” or is it one big “#InternetFAIL”?
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