Social network platforms and subversive politics

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January 17, 2011
Liberale et Libertaire
by dL  
Posted in Commentary

"The lesson from regarding SNP and the Tunisian government is that SNP can be quite resilient against 'technical attacks.' Its importance in the Tunisian revolution was magnified because it was attacked by the Tunisian government. That was a mistake. But the Ben Ali regime is not the US Government. The US Government can ex post facto condemn the crude 'censorship' of the Ben Ali regime while working methodically behind the scenes to capture the political economy of SNP. We have already seen this with respect to WikiLeaks and the financial banking system. Cutting off means of financial support is a far more subtle and far more powerful means of censorship." (01/17/11)  

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