Evgeny Morozov gives us libertarians some great food for thought in the following TED Conference talk, in which he argues that far from encouraging dissidence and openness, the Internet might have the opposite effect on authoritarian regimes.
He gives examples of how authoritarian governments use the power of the Internet and even blogging to repress dissent and further inculcate the values and ideology of the ruling state. It's a fascinating talk, and whether you agree or disagree, all libertarians should pay attention.
Please use the comment thread of this post to discuss the video and share whether you agree or disagree with Mr. Morozov's thesis, and why. Don't just respond to Mr. Morozov. Respond to each other too, especially to those with whom you disagree (respectfully, of course).