The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate The World
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Author: Morozov Evgeny
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2012
Dimensions: 199mm x 131mm x 26mm
Format: Paperback / softback
We were promised that the internet would set us free. From the Middle East’s ‘twitter revolution’ to Facebook activism, technology would spread democracy and bring us together as never before.
We couldn’t have been more wrong. In The Net Delusion Evgeny Morozov shows why internet freedom is an illusion. Not only that – in many cases the net is actually helping oppressive regimes to stifle dissent, track dissidents and keep people pacified, with companies such as Google and Amazon helping them do it.
This book shows that free information doesn’t mean free people – and that, right now, everyone’s liberty is at stake.
‘A brilliant and courageous book.’ The New York Times
‘Gleefully iconoclastic, unfailingly readable, provocative, enlightening.’ Economist
‘Passionate, admirable and important.’ Observer
‘The book is a wake-up call to those who think the internet is the solution to all our problems.’ Daily Telegraph
‘A delight . . . his demolition job on the embarrassments of ‘internet freedom’ is comprehensive.’ Independent
‘Piercing . . . convincing . . . timely’ Financial Times