June 14, 2019

Digital Freedom and Repression

By Paul Scharre and Kara Frederick

Far from acting as a liberalizing force, technology is strengthening authoritarian governments’ ability to monitor their populations, enforce social control, and export illiberal practices around the globe. At the CNAS 2019 National Security Conference, Paul Scharre and Kara Frederick discussed how we can win this digital contest.

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