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Author Morozov, Evgeny.

Title The net delusion : the dark side of Internet freedom / Evgeny Morozov.

Imprint New York, NY : PublicAffairs, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    303.4833 MOR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 409 p. : port. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-394) and index.
Contents The Google doctrine -- Texting like it's 1989 -- Orwell's favorite lolcat -- Censors and sensibilities -- Hugo Chavez would like to welcome you to the spinternet -- Why the KGB wants you to join Facebook -- Why Kierkegaard hates slacktivism -- Open networks, narrow minds : cultural contradictions of Internet freedom -- Internet freedoms and their consequences -- Making history (more than a browser menu) -- The wicked fix.
Summary In this spirited book, journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov shows that by falling for the supposedly democratizing nature of the Internet, Western do-gooders may have missed how it also entrenches dictators, threatens dissidents, and makes it harder-not easier-to promote democracy.
Subject Internet -- Political aspects.
Internet -- Censorship.
Computers -- Access control.
Freedom of information.
ISBN 9781586488741 (alk. paper) : $27.95
1586488740 (alk. paper)

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