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TED and Reddit interview Evgeny Morozov

Posted By Matthew Trost

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 […]


Does the Net aid dictatorships?: Evgeny Morozov on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

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, […]


Is CYXYMU the first "digital refugee"?

Posted By Matthew Trost

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 […]


Evgeny Morozov at TEDGlobal 2009: Running notes from Session 3

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Evgeny Morozov is a member of the illustrious group of TED Fellows and hails from the former Soviet republic of Belarus. He explains that it’s not exactly a liberal democracy, so he’s always been fascinated with democracy and how that intersects with media. Lately, there’s been a lot of hope placed in new media’s role […]


Twitter Snapshot: Evgeny Morozov

Posted By Emily McManus

Evgeny Moroz steps onstage and says: “As an Eastern European, I was brought in to play the pessimist this morning. Bear with me.” His short early-morning talk laid out some uncomfortable truths about the way repressive governments are using the Internet — challenging the assumption that the web is bringing more openness and democracy: @TEDGlobal […]