by Evgeny Morozov
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Argues that people must stop thinking of the Internet and social media as instant cures for repression, and asserts that, in some cases, these technological advances can even be used to threaten democracy.
An Iranian woman uses her mobile phone in front of hundreds of thousands of election protesters at a mass rally in Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) Square in 2009.
January 4, 2011 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 will mostly do the opposite.
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