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A sneak preview of December’s Prospect: why dictators love the web

By Brian Semple  

When Barack Obama met with Chinese students yesterday in Shanghai, he called for greater internet freedom in China, saying that “the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes.”

However, in the upcoming issue of Prospect web guru Evgeny Morozov argues that the west has not only vastly overestimated the power of repressive regimes to censor the internet, but is also misguided in thinking that the internet is good for democracy. Instead, authoritarian regimes are finding new ways to control…

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