MIT Political Science: Data flow’s decisive role on the global stage

MIT Political Science: Data flow’s decisive role on the global stage. “In 2016, Meicen Sun came to a profound realization: ‘The control of digital information will lie at the heart of all the big questions and big contentions in politics.’ A graduate student in her final year specializing in international security and the political economy of technology, Sun vividly recalls the emergence of the internet ‘as a democratizing force, an opener, an equalizer,’ helping giving rise to the Arab Spring. But she was also profoundly struck when nations in the Middle East and elsewhere curbed internet access to throttle citizens’ efforts to speak and mobilize freely.”

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