Today, Internet scientist Evgeny Morozov answers questions from the latest Reddit-powered, TED community-driven interview. Enjoy! rras asks: Do I see any novel and telling reactions and counter-reactions from individuals or groups in response to governments’ manipulation efforts? Digital activism is only possible because creative and tech-savvy activists are usually one step ahead of authorities. Part […]Continue reading
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Evgeny Morozov is a journalist, author and an expert on political and social aspects of the Internet. He is currently at work on a book on how the Internet redefines global politics, with a particular focus on how it influences civic engagement and regime stability in closed societies. Evgeny has written on new media and technology for numerous publications, including The Economist, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, Boston Review, Le Monde, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and Foreign Policy. He also runs a popular foreign policy blog called Net.Effect. He is currently a fellow at the Open Society Institute and a board member of its Information Program. Born in Belarus, he currently resides in New York.
Evgeny Morozov on the TED blog
TED Fellow and journalist Evgeny Morozov punctures what he calls “iPod liberalism” — the assumption that tech innovation always promotes freedom, democracy — with chilling examples of ways the Internet helps oppressive regimes stifle dissent. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, in Oxford, UK. Duration: 19:52) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/3H Watch Evgeny Morozov’s talk on TED.com, […]Continue reading
TED Fellow, journalist and expert on political aspects of the Internet Evgeny Morozov, who spoke at TEDGlobal 2009 on web censorship, cyber-activism and the fallacy if “iPod liberalism,” has a fascinating and thoughtful blog post about yesterday’s social networking outages. Responding to reports that the DDoS attack that downed sites such as Facebook, Twitter and […]Continue reading