Why Banning Social Media Often Backfires

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Tue, Apr 13th, 2010 23:07 by capnasty NEWS

Being a dictator used to be so much simpler: Unruly journalists were few, and easily identifiable; editors could be intimidated or bribed; and newspapers could be physically obstructed from dissemination. These days, if a political faction really wants to control information, they'll have to take North Korea's strategy, and wall themselves off from the world, causing widespread poverty and stunting innovation.

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