Successful and powerful people often have many enemies. The Internet isn’t a person, but rather, a powerful tool for spreading information that has successfully aided in overthrowing oppressive governments.

During the Arab Spring in 2011, full-scale revolutions were born and nourished on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Governments around the world seem to have taken notice. In most of the world, the Internet remains uncensored and access is unrestricted. A growing list of countries, however, are trying to impose control over “netizens.” The degree of control varies from restricting…
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