re:publica 2010 – Evgeny Morozov – A Twitter Revolution without revoluationaries?

Keynote by Evgeny Morozov at re:publica 2010 in Berlin about “A Twitter Revolution without revoluationaries? What we know and what we dont know about the impact of the Internet on authoritarian states.”


“Its become common for pundits and politicians alike to laud the Internet as the ultimate technology of liberation that could crush authoritarian regimes and replace them with democracies. We have seen a barrage of such predictions in the wake of the so-called Twitter revolution in Iran. But is it really true? How are authoritarian governments responding to the Internet threat? Could the Internet be the very technology that would prolong their stay in power? In this talk, Evgeny Morozov, a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and a Yahoo! fellow at Georgetown University, will examine how far we can go in predicting the Internets true impact on authoritarianism.”

re:publica: Eine jährliche Konferenz über Blogs, soziale Medien und die digitale Gesellschaft in Berlin. / re:publica is Europe’s most exciting and Germany’s biggest conference when it comes to blogs, social media, and our society in the digital age.

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