Social Media: The antidote to totalitarisms?

With the rise of Internet and Social Media, mass communication no longer needs intermediaries. Totalitarian states around the world are finding it increasingly difficult to control and censor the information and opinions their subjects receive, and thus they are seeing their legitimacy questioned and their power tumbling.

We have recently witnessed this in several Arab countries, but many believe it will not happen to rising China. Will there ever be a Chinese Spring? It will, and “sooner than anyone expects”, says Will Hutton.

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