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TED and Reddit interview Evgeny Morozov


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


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"?


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


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


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 []