Insight: How information technology threatens democracy
Kofi A. Annan
Former United Nations secretary-general, chairs the Kofi Annan Foundation
PREMIUM The internet and social media were once hailed for creating new opportunities to spread democracy and freedom. And Twitter, Facebook and other social media did indeed play a key role in popular uprisings in Iran in 2009, in the Arab world in 2011 and in Ukraine in 2013-2014. Back then, the tweet did at times seem mightier than the sword. But authoritarian regimes soon began cracking down on int...
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