The Internet: World Impact Different Than Expected?

Sep 20, 2012

Do you expect the Internet to be promoting freedom and democracy around the world?

It certainly has been doing some of that.

But it now appears it is also often being used to accomplish quite the opposite.

A look at the “good” and the “not so good” when it comes to the impact of the world wide web on world wide politics.

Katharine Kendrick
- Foreign Affairs Officer focusing on issues of internet freedom through the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Catherine S. Sanger - Instructor for the University of Virginia course "War and Peace on the World Wide Web: Politics on the Internet."   Doctoral candidate in UVa’s Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics.