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Google's Defamation Case In India Underscores Challenges In ...

Google's Defamation Case In India Underscores Challenges In ... | Online Activism & Politcs | Scoop.it
The case, originally filed by a Hyderabad-based construction company Visaka Industries, underscores growing concerns around Internet freedom in India and several grey areas in interpreting the Internet laws that could have ...
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Like many governments around the world, India too has been justifying these actions citing security threats. But the problem is lack of clarity on the IT Act’s punitive section 66. “During the coverage period of this report, police arrested at least 11 people for social media posts—including tags, ‘likes’ and closed group comments—under the section’s vague ban on annoying, offensive, or menacing messaging,” the Freedom House said in its 2013 report.

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The Future of Internet Freedom - Council on Foreign Relations

Over the next decade, approximately five billion people will become connected to the Internet. The biggest increases will be in societies that, according to the human rights group Freedom House, are severely censored: ...
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WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICS, THE INTERNET IS CLOSING OUR MINDS-Intelligence Squared U.S.

Does the internet poison politics? It's been argued that the rise of "personalization," the use of algorithms to filter what you see online, and easy access ...
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Does the internet poison politics? It's been argued that the rise of "personalization," the use of algorithms to filter what you see online, and easy access to the like-minded, have served to reinforce our pre-conceptions. Is the information bubble a myth, or is it undermining civic discourse? Is the rise of social media really broadening our world views, or narrowing them?

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For: Siva Vaidhyanathan

Against: Evgeny Morozov
Against: Jacob Weisberg

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Digital activism – looking to the Arab Spring and new media to ...

Digital activism – looking to the Arab Spring and new media to ... | Online Activism & Politcs | Scoop.it
In recent weeks, massive protests have swept through Venezuela and Ukraine. Instagram and Twitter have been featured as playing a key role in the latter. Digital activism is increasingly attributes to helping spark rapid waves ...
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Interesting new article on the roles of Internet infrastructure and mobile telephony in the Arab Spring mobilizations.

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