WikiLeaks and Online Civil Disobedience, Hosted by Personal Democracy Forum

hosted by SMW New York

Hosted at the Art & Culture Hub at Hearst

Start: Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 12:30

End: Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 13:45

  • WikiLeaks and Online Civil Disobedience, Hosted by Personal Democracy Forum

    Event Description:

    On December 3rd, noted cyber-libertarian, John Perry Barlow tweeted:

    "The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops. #WikiLeaks." 
    Internet freedom activists using distributed denial of service attacks to shut down websites say they’ve invented a new kind of online civil disobedience. Critics worry that the tactic can backfire, and moreover, that the internet is more an ally of authoritarian regimes than we think.

    Personal Democracy Forum is pleased to bring together John Perry Barlow, co-founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation, Evgeny Morozov, author of the new book The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom, and Deanna Zandt author of Share This: How You Will Change the World with Social Networking, for a wide ranging discussion on new forms of online civil disobedience.

    The event is one in a continued series PdF hosts in New York City to explore the implications of transparency in the digital age. For more information of PdF’s upcoming events in New York, including the world’s leading conference exploring technology's impact on government, politics, and advocacy, June 6-7 at NYU, please visit:

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