The changing face of digital rights activism – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

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This Article discusses the evolution and development of the digital rights movement, and shows that the issue is not gaining prominence primarily because internet companies have begun to increasingly restrict access to the internet, but because citizens around the world have begun to reject the various companies willingness to limit access to information to conform to the mandates of governments.

The increase in resistance is due to the realization of the power of the internet to communicate and motivate social change, caused largely by its power in the various uprisings comprising the Arab Spring.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/03/201231183523883376.html

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