Description: CNN’s Josh Levs talks about how technology plays a part in protests around the world
Date: Jan 29, 2011
Last week, as demonstrators angry with the policies of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak took to the streets, the government shut down social-media websites, then blacked out all internet access in much of the country.
On Tuesday, as protesters began what’s being called a “march of millions,” which many observers say could be a decisive day in the effort to oust Mubarak, there were fresh reports of the internet being shut off in much of Egypt. Read rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- Does the digital age age make it difficult for govermant to control the massage or environment?
- What should goverments do to conteract the influence of the internet in cival disobeience?