Civil disobedience comes online

A laptop computer displays a Twitter feed relating to Egyptian protests on January 27, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

Many of our real world activities now live online, but here's one that still coming into focus: civil disobedience. Twitter and Facebook helped organize the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements, bringing thousands of protestors to the street. But is there such a thing as a digital sit-in or an Internet traffic picket line?

Molly Sauter, a MIT graduate student who recently wrote an article about new patterns of online civil disobedience for the website, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. 


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Ben Johnson is the host of Marketplace Tech and the podcast Codebreaker.


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