Francis Fukuyama (for Info only, not official)


Francis Fukuyama

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    ...Information constitutes a form of power, and to the extent that information was becoming cheaper and more accessible, democratic publics would be able to participate in domains from which they had been hitherto excluded. The development of social media in the early 2000s appeared to accelerate this trend, permitting the mass mobilization that fuelled various democratic “colour revolutions” around the world, from Ukraine to Myanmar (Burma) to Egypt. In a world of peer-to-peer communication, the old gatekeepers of information, largely seen to be oppressive authoritarian states, could now be bypassed. While there was some truth to this positive narrative, another, darker one was also taking shape. ...

    Live Mint on Dec. 30, 2016, 1:26 a.m.