What to do about US-backed despots

Online dissidents in authoritarian states such as Egypt thrive on sites like Facebook, according to Harvard University’s Ethan Zuckerman, because, “the government can’t simply shut down Facebook, because doing so would alert a large group of people who they can’t afford to radicalize.”

It is the Dictator’s Dilemma, an issue I cover extensively in my book, The Blogging Revolution.

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