Monday, June 2, 2008

Technology and Censorship

The NY Times has an article about the Kremlin's policy where critics of the government are not allowed on television. People reading this will naturally think that these policies can only go so far because of the wealth of information the internet provides (aahemm).

I am a bit more cynical. Most people still get their information through television, and bloggers seem to feed off the mainstream media, and vis versa. Without critics on one side the feedback loop could break down.

Thus far Putin has done a very good job at controlling the press, time will tell if this trend continues.

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