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(The New Republic)   Dictator blocked the internet to keep people from protesting. What happened? More protests. Maybe the best move is to let people stay home and watch porn   (newrepublic.com) divider line 6
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2013-10-11 01:37:39 PM  
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If I've learned anything from fark/the Internet, it's that people can vent here then move on with their lives without doing anything about the problem.
2013-10-11 01:34:30 PM  
3 votes:
When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.
2013-10-11 01:49:43 PM  
2 votes:

"Bashar al-Assad, tear down these firewalls!"



www.tampabay.com

2013-10-11 02:02:32 PM  
1 votes:

Fluid: The cat is already out of the bag, so trying to put it back in is not going to work. Removing internet access doesn't magically return people to an ignorant state.


No, cutting people off from information doesn't work.  If these dictators were smart, they'd be inviting Fox News to come broadcast.
2013-10-11 01:56:17 PM  
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Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.


Within 5 years, you will be beaten to death by a group of dissidents with extraordinarily strong right arms.
2013-10-11 01:39:48 PM  
1 votes:
Works in America.
 
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