Evgeny Morozov: How the Net aids dictatorships

TED Fellow and journalist Evgeny Morozov punctures what he calls “iPod liberalism” — the assumption that tech innovation always promotes freedom, democracy — with chilling examples of ways the Internet helps oppressive regimes stifle dissent.
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Lies, Misinformation or Disinformation?

Some interesting footage/interviews from the teabagger/9.12/Glenn Beck protest in DC.  I think it brings up the question of how we find ways to sort through mis- or disinformation and find some common factual ground with these folks. Until everyone can agree on the facts, it seems like other (meaningful) exchange may remain quite difficult.

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