The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies

  title={The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies},
  author={Nils B. Weidmann and Espen R{\o}d},
In the aftermath of recent popular uprisings in dictatorships, many observers argued that information and communication technologies, notably the Internet, played a key role in the mobilization of political protest. This book unpacks when and under which circumstances Internet technology can benefit opposition activists aiming to mobilize protests, and when the technology plays into the hands of autocratic governments. Since autocratic governments enjoy a high degree of control over the… 
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