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Bending the Internet: How Governments Control the Flow of Information Online

Jun 18, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
In this photograph, people in Moscow rally for internet freedom during April 2018.

People attend an opposition rally in central Moscow on April 30, 2018, to demand internet freedom in Russia. Authorities tried to block access to the popular messaging app Telegram in the latest onslaught against dissent under President Vladimir Putin. At least 8,000 people, including top opposition leader Alexei Navalny, turned up in the center of the Russian capital.

(ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Every government -- be it autocratic, democratic or somewhere in between -- wants to exploit the internet to its advantage. The precise tactics they use to achieve that goal depend in large part on their priorities....

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