Hillary Clinton and Anonymous Are Both Dangerous to "Internet Freedom"

The Citizen's Guide to the Future
April 23 2012 4:16 PM

Hillary Clinton and Anonymous Are Both Dangerous to "Internet Freedom"

What do the State Department and Anonymous have in common? In fighting to preserve Internet freedom, they're actually harming the cause. That's what Evgeny Morozov writes in a Future Tense article posted on Slate this morning. Morozov writes:

It's hard to deny the intellectual ambiguity of “Internet freedom” when among its staunchest defenders are idealistic hacktivists from Anonymous and hard-nosed diplomats from the U.S. State Department—two groups that otherwise disagree on everything else. Ironically, both may end up hurting the very noble cause that they seek to promote.

Advertisement

Future Tense is a partnership of SlateNew America, and Arizona State University.

Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies.