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Title Internet activism / Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  302.231 I61IA    Check Shelf
Description 184 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Current controversies
Current controversies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Explores issues such as the viability of Internet activism as a means of political action; the benefits and problems of Internet activism; if US foreign policy should foster Internet activism around the world; and how Internet activism has been used in other nations.
Contents Is Internet activism an effective means of political action? Overview: There are many ways to support political causes on the Internet / Learn the Net -- 2012 presidential candidates made extensive use of Internet tools / Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism -- Internet Activism via online petitions can bring about change / A. Lambert -- Internet campaign urging capture of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony is a good thing / Sonya Nigam -- Internet campaign urging capture of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony may do harm / Ethan Zuckerman -- Twitter does not cause revolution, people do / Harini Calamur -- What are the benefits and problems of Internet activism? People who support good causes on the Internet are cyberheroes / Dana Klisanin -- Internet activism allows people to show they care about world problems / Jonathan Glennie -- Many people click on Internet causes merely to give a good impression of themselves / Monica Hesse -- Internet activism becomes hacktivism when it is combined with hacking / Jason Kong -- If Internet activism is forced to go underground, democratic communication may be lost / Alison Powell -- Should US foreign policy foster Internet activism throughout the world? Promoting Internet freedom throughout the world is a goal of the US government / Hillary Rodham Clinton -- US government will work with other nations to establish international Internet policies / The White House -- US government should insist that major social websites protect privacy / Cory Doctorow -- Internet activism has little impact on promoting democracy in closed societies / Evgeny Morozov -- Trick of the light: the Internet has not brought us any closer to freedom / Bryan Appleyard -- How has Internet activism been used in other nations? Role of Facebook in the 2011 Egyptian revolution may have been overestimated / Will Heaven -- Iran's "Twitter Revolution" -- myth or reality? / Gaurav Mishra, interviewed by Katie Combs -- Government of Pakistan has cracked down on Internet activism / Sana Saleem, interviewed by Paul Jay -- Government of India has demanded removal or blocking of many websites / Simon Roughneen -- Internet activism increases in Russia / Alexander Kolyandr.
Subject Internet -- Political aspects.
Political participation -- Technological innovations.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Political aspects.
Added Author Engdahl, Sylvia, editor of compilation.
ISBN 9780737768763 hardcover
0737768762 hardcover
9780737768770 paperback
0737768770 paperback
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