The Perils Of Internet Activism

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on June 28, 2009

I am all for technological advancement, but one of the downsides of the Internet age is that people seem to think that everything can be done via the Internet, including political activism.

That’s fine in a country that respects human rights and political freedoms. But when political activism through the Internet takes place in a country like Iran, the protesters set themselves up to get shut down easily.

Tweeting and Facebooking the next revolution is fine and good as it goes. But the old-fashioned methods of dissent have something going for them.

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