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How we confuse the ‘intended uses of technology with the actual uses’

In The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?, the Belarusian-born commentator Evgeny Morozov argues that, when it comes to oppression, the web is a far more complex system than cyber-utopians make it out to be, offering a tool to both activists and totalitarian governments rather than having an inherent bias towards freedom. In audio excerpted from an RSA lecture, Morozov argues that by viewing the internet as a tool for freedom, we confuse the ‘intended uses of technology with the actual uses’.

This video is published under the RSA open-access licence. For more information, visit the RSA website’s disclaimer and policies page.

Producer: Abi Stephenson

11 August 2015

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