The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World
In The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World Evgeny Morozov argues that our utopian, internet-centric thinking holds devastating consequences for the future of democracy. 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. 'Offers a rare note of wisdom and common sense, on an issue overwhelmed by digital utopians'
Malcolm Gladwell '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 'A compelling rebuff ... required reading for everyone'
Sunday Times 'Piercing ... convincing ... timely'
Financial Times Evgeny Morozov is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and runs the magazine's influential and widely-quoted 'Net Effect' blog about the Internet's impact on global politics. Morozov is currently a Yahoo! fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
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Review: The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet FreedomUser Review - Jeffrey Hart - Goodreads
I was primed not to like this book, but Morozov disarmed me by writing an intelligent critique not of the Internet per so, although he has lots of negative things to say about it, but of the recent ... Read full review
Review: The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet FreedomUser Review - David - Goodreads
I discovered Morozov via this exchange he had with then Slate.com technology columnist Farhad Manjoo. Manjoo was playing checkers, Morozov was playing Go. (See what I did there). Morozov is a ... Read full review