The Sinister Ways Governments Make It Dangerous To Protest Online

At a time when we are all connected by social networks and we watch revolutions unfold on Twitter hours before they’re splashed all over TV news, it’s easy to assume that the only thing a movement really needs is the Internet. The truth is actually much more complex, as Evgeny Morozov illustrates with the help of some cats and mice.He gives some background, then discusses online debate in politically oppressive countries at 3:50. But he shocked me right after the five-minute mark. You need to know how some governments are using the Internet to track down activists and dissenters. There are no cookie-cutter approaches to changing the world.

The Sinister Ways Governments Make It Dangerous To Protest Online
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Eviction seemed imminent for Dasha Kelly, 32, and her three young daughters Sharron, 8; Kia, 6; and Imani, 5, on Monday. The eviction moratorium expired over the weekend and it looked like there was no way for them to avoid becoming homeless.

The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

"I had no idea what we were going to do," Kelly said, according to KOAT.

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