Civil disobedience comes online

Molly Wood Jun 24, 2013
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Civil disobedience comes online

Molly Wood Jun 24, 2013
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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 Io9.com, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. 

 

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