1 min readHow democracies can turn out to become digital dictators

Political unrests are cropping up in various places in India, and the Indian government has resorted to internet blackout to control citizen resistance.

We know that several countries today censor their internet [read Why Do Countries Censor Their Internet? to get a list of these countries], but most of those on the list are non-democratic countries. But Justin Sherman, a cyber security fellow at New America, shows us that even democratic countries can use media censorship and internet shutdown to repress citizen rights and free speech. This article feels like an answer to another article posted on this site [Media Censorship And The Syrian Archive] and prompts us to awaken to the reality of digital control and the dangers of too much dependence on the internet for information.

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