The Net Delusion has ratings and reviews. The following is a joint review of two books by Evgeny Morozov and is cross-posted in both review. The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom In this spirited book, journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov shows that by falling for the. In his new book, The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom, Evgeny Morozov aims to prick the bubble of hyper-optimism that.

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As messy and inadequate a poorly-regulated Internet may be, it has undoubtedly had some effect on information dissemination to good effect. Morozov longs for the sacred light of reason to shine into the web’s dark corners. Technology can be used to rapidly distribute disinformation and increase the effectiveness korozov political oppression. The masses are mired in dross — but the echo chambers of the elite are equally pernicious, as intellectuals travel the world from conference to book signing, chatting to each other about freedom while their native countries clamp down.

The penultimate chapter is a fantastic exploration of the ways in whic A refreshing read in the age of cyber-utopianism.

Want to Read saving…. But Morozov just lays it all on a bit too thick for my taste.

Perhaps a less obvious, but more telling way, would have been to see down the road if Internet-supported participation in these social movements created any changes in the political discourse or in protestors’ identities. The problem is, based on the tone of The Net Delusion and some of its conclusions, it appears that Morozpv Morozov has already sent the jury home and rendered a guilty verdict against the Net.

We depend upon them to filter, and sift, and verify what purport to be facts of the world. How much of it will I even remember? This particular section is rather condescending and probably has received the most criticism over the work, but the essay section provides the seed to the entire book.

These flaws do not detract from the value of this book. And the author really seems to dislike Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov

Policymakers may end up identifying and solving problems that are easily solvable rather than those that require immediate attention. In fact, the reason why so many politicians and journalists believe in the power of the Internet is because they have not given this subject much thought.

de,usion And as Russian and Chinese hackers have demonstrated beyond doubt, fake news can be inserted freely into technological networks for many purposes other than self-promotion.

However, I figure that this letdown is not so big, and should not detract from the overall rating of the book. At his best, Morozov is lively and combative, as well as dauntingly well-informed — his bibliography alone runs to 70 pages.

This was a fascinating read.

May 25, Gizem Kendik rated it really liked it Shelves: The general progression of things in most states is toward somewhat greater transparency and openness, even if it does not magically spawn regime change overnight.

It is now morosov to those shackled masses to bend their minds to the task of building better governance than that which they have had to suffer in the past. Is it the 24 hour news teh or the character limit that is compressing the time requirement of nostalgia, or has it always been this way?

It delusiln therefore like the perfect link ghe corporate capitalism and liberal democracy. Granted The Net Delusion is almost a decade old now, its relevance has really come into its own in evegny past two years where the US has had a kind of social media comeuppance on the grandest scale; i. More from the web. But, again, his tone seems to suggest that some form of technological control or information repression may be necessary.

The prevailing wisdom before Twitter and Facebook and the virtually infinite bl On Epistemology in Democracy Global experience over the last decade is clear: This is an interesting book that makes good points. Far from fanning the flames of liberation, a diet of television programmes from the United States dampened them down to a conveniently quiescent level.

Sometimes the Internet is a real jerk.


The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World by Evgeny Morozov – review

Bloggers get sponsors or produce their editorials for nothing. In most cases, the only people who still believe in the ideal of an electronic global village are those who would have become tolerant cosmopolitans even without the Internet: Morozov, a native of Belarus, is a tremendously gifted young cyber-policy scholar affiliated with Stanford University and the New America Foundation.

Morozov writes thhe book as if it were an extended blog post, with no notion of academic decorum, or even a modicum of respect for those who disagree with him. Evgeny provides a much needed corrective to all of the overly optimistic thinking about the role of the Internet in repressive regimes around the world.

Trivia About The Net Delusion The only negative thing I have to say is fhe some of the chapters were a bit too long and might worked better if some things were left out, especially since not all of those things seemed to be fully relevant to what was discussed in the chapter.

The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World by Evgeny Morozov – review | Books | The Guardian

If there is hope, it lies exactly where Morozov himself seems most hopeless: Evgeny points out that repressive regimes are becoming good at using the Internet to suit their purposes, so the mere fact that there is a free and uncensored Internet in a country does not determine whether or not they will begin to move to democracy.

Evgeny Morozov on the dark side of internet freedom.

He also picks on poor Jared Cohen a lot- the ex-state department worker serves Morozov as a scapegoat for all policymakers who believe the Internet is good for democracy. The most effective system of Internet control is not the one that has the most sophisticated and draconian system of censorship, but the one that has no need of censorship whatsoever.