Unlike Tyrants, The Revolution May Not Be Digitized

From bloggers of Myanmar’s 2007 Saffron Revolution to tweeters of the protests that followed Iran’s 2009 election, the Internet has proven itself to be a tool in promoting change and democracy in the world.

But Evgeny Morozov, author of The Net Delusion, argues that it doesn’t always work out that way.

“The change is not always positive,” Morozov tells NPR’s Neal Conan. “Yes, [social media] are affecting the world. But it also looks like the other side — the authoritarian governments — are getting empowered as well.”

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