The Internet Is Making You Less Free

The Internet Is Making You Less Free

To quote the report directly – state control over the internet and social media can lead to both censorship and active manipulation of information to promote the regime’s message, while confusing users with lies and fakery. The internet is the infrastructure of the future—at some point, it will no longer be possible to avoid the use of internet technologies, and, by extension, the mechanisms of content and discourse control applied to these technologies by a clumsy and technologically illiterate state. While Russia and China determine what constitutes acceptable content by monitoring the internet at a network level, most citizens of Western nations have collectively shrugged at the fact that censorship has evolved into a core function of social media monsters like Facebook and Twitter.

Source: areomagazine.com

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