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  •  Plenty of consequences (1+ / 0-)

    All intended, I am afraid. Far from being the information age, it is the disinformation age.

    Be radical in your compassion.

    by DWG on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 11:01:07 AM PST

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    •  Dunno (1+ / 0-)
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      "Twitter" seemed to play an integral part in demonstrations that ended up overthrowing dictatorships in North Africa. The 'Net is heavily censored in China.

      I'm sure it can be "fixed" here.

      •  Yes, but (2+ / 0-)

        What we seeing across the globe are governments cracking down on internet access. Not just China. In the Arab Spring movements, they were able to get around internet blackouts by hooking up to feeds in neighboring countries. It makes it harder to communicate with fellow activists when internet content is censored on a broader level. Even here, government surveillance of the internet and electronic communications is far too high. All in the name of keeping us safe from terrorism, don't you know.

        Our government could have chosen to protect our rights to free speech and demand warrants for surveillance of private communications, but chose not to. Too much of the FISA debacle has been bipartisan.

        Be radical in your compassion.

        by DWG on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 12:27:29 PM PST

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