The digital industries: Transparency as Mass Deception

Ilan Manor, Louis Soone

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The anonymity afforded by early incarnations of the internet posed a substantial threat to conventional models of national sovereignty. Free from restrictions and laws, cyberspace allowed users to set political agendas and subvert government messages. Presently, the internet is a space that celebrates transparency as users are motivated to bask in the limelight of social media. This essay argues that transparency is the weapon of choice of governments looking to strip cyberspace of its freedom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
JournalGlobal Policy
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


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