Evgeny Morozov

Evgeny Morozov is a Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and a contributing editor of Foreign Policy, where he runs the “Net Effect” blog. He is the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (2011).

April 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2

Liberation Technology: Whither Internet Control?

Paradoxically, the rising profile of “liberation technology” may push Internet-control efforts into nontechnological areas—imprisonment rather than censorship, for example—for which there is no easy technical “fix.”

Liberation Technology

"Liberation technology" can help mobilize citizen protest and oust autocracies. Authoritarians can also use technology to stifle protest and target dissenters. Who will win the technological race between "netizens" demanding freedom and authoritarians determined to stay in power?