Social Media in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens
The recent revolutions in the Middle East shows that the Internet Social Media are playing a greater role. No longer do people worldwide need to rely on info from governments, there are other sources from elsewhere.
And as usual, any tool is a double-edged sword.
Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely empancipatory role in global politics.
Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.