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What has happened, in fact, is that governments which since 9/11 have presided over the morphing of their democracies into national security states have realised that the internet represents a truly radical challenge to their authority, and they are absolutely determined to control it. They don’t declare this as their intention, of course, but instead talk up “grave” threats – cybercrime, piracy and (of course) child pornography – as rationales for their action. But, in the end, this is now all about control. And if a few eggheads and hackers get crushed on the way well, that’s too bad. RIP Aaron.
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Social media has proven successful in giving Iceland’s citizens a key to the government: For the past year, the country has used Twitter, Facebook and other sites to crowdsource provisions to its new constitution, and Icelanders seem happy with the final result.
It seems like this experimental model for democracy worked out reasonably well.
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P A Martin Börjesson
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