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Online Paradise Lost

The Internet hasn’t brought the global peace, love, and liberty that many believed it had promised. “A networked world is not inherently a more just world,” writes Evgeny Morozov.

Evgeny Morozov writes that the Internet hasn’t lived up to its promise “as the ultimate tool to foster tolerance, destroy nationalism, and transform the planet into one great wired global village.” Certainly the Internet has transformed many things about the world, but it is unlikely to bring the formerly predicted rise in global peace, love, and liberty. “Many of the transnational networks fostered by the Internet arguably worsen — rather than improve — the world as we know it. … Sadly enough, a networked world is not inherently a more just world.”


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