1. "Could it be that the vast online reservoirs of cheap entertainment are dampening the enthusiasm that the Russian youth might have for politics, thus preventing their radicalization? What if the liberating potential of the internet also contains the seeds of depoliticization and thus dedemocratization? Could it be that just as the earlier generation of Western do-gooders mistakenly believed that Soviet office workers were secretly typing samizdat literature on their computers (rather than playing Tetris), so Westerners today harbor futile hopes that Russians are blogging about human rights and Stalin’s abuses, while they are only flipping through ChatRoulette, Russia’s quirky gift to the internet?"

    Evgeny Morozov, The Net Delusion

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