In "The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World" Evgeny Morozov
argues that our utopian, internet-centric thinking holds
devastating consequences for the future of democracy. We were
promised that the internet would set us free. From the Middle
East's 'twitter revolution' to Facebook activism, technology would
spread democracy and bring us together as never before. We couldn't
have been more wrong. In "The Net Delusion" Evgeny Morozov shows
why internet freedom is an illusion. Not only that - in many cases
the net is actually helping oppressive regimes to stifle dissent,
track dissidents and keep people pacified, with companies such as
Google and Amazon helping them do it. This book shows that free
information doesn't mean free people - and that, right now,
everyone's liberty is at stake. "Offers a rare note of wisdom and
common sense, on an issue overwhelmed by digital utopians".
(Malcolm Gladwell). "Passionate, admirable and important".
("Observer"). "The book is a wake-up call to those who think the
internet is the solution to all our problems". ("Daily Telegraph").
"A delight ...his demolition job on the embarrassments of "internet
freedom" is comprehensive".