Ronald J. Deibert

Ronald J. Deibert is director of the Citizen Lab and professor of political science in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. His books include Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society (2020).

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?