3 thoughts on “Voice”

  1. Would it be fair to say that Lapham’s argument predicts that we would have seen more organized protests and unrest than we did in Iran if the net had been cut off there?

    That doesn’t match my intuition, but what-if scenarios are difficult to guess at.  (In particular, I think the video of Neda Soltan served as an very large incitement towards more unrest, and I doubt that the video was shown on state TV.)

  2. Another way of looking at it is that denying people freedom of speech is an incitement to violence.

    That’s why censorship is counter-productive.

    But of course, if you do want civil unrest, censorship is a great way of fomenting it.

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