Are you sick of hearing tech pundits trumpeting that the democratic successes of Arab Spring can be attributed in large part to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media? Maybe you're a little suspicious of the idea that social media is freedom's greatest ally, especially given that Facebook is being used increasingly for workplace surveillance. If your skeptic's spidey sense tingles when you hear about how Twitter will set us free, then you need to check out a great book on this topic, Evgeny Morozov's The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. It's just come out in paperback with a new afterword, which I've excerpted below.
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