13 May 2011
Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy?
This new RSA Animate presentation is adapted from a talk given by Evgeny Morozov, author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Morozov presents an alternative take on 'cyber-utopianism' - the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics.
Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology, Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.