internet activism

Voluntary Surveilance, Crowdsourced Censors

By |2019-03-07T23:29:47-04:00April 1st, 2011|Blog|

On Wednesday we featured an RSAnimate video about mutual knowledge as an essential element of dissent, as demonstrated by Wikileaks. Today we feature an RSAnimate on how authoritarian regimes can leverage dissent on the Internet for their own end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8x3V-sUgU The speaker, Evgeny Morozov, notes a few phenomena of interest. First, in China, how blogs critical of local governance are [...]

On the significance of LOL cats

By |2019-03-12T18:25:37-04:00January 1st, 2009|Blog|

Ethan Zuckerman, who founded Global Voices Online, has an excellent talk in which he explains how web 2.0 services (that allow people to socially network, share LOL cats, and organize politically) play a critical role in getting around government censorship.  You can read it here, with images he used at the talk. One gem, which is helpful demonstrates how porn [...]