May 22, 2022

New Survey Findings From Pew Internet and Elon U.: How Far Will Tech Firms Go in Helping Repressive Regimes?

Released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University.


Corporate responsibility: How far will tech firms go in helping repressive regimes?

Experts are divided about the role Western technology companies will play in helping monitor and thwart dissident activity in the future. Some hope the open Internet and the prospect of consumer backlash will minimize businesses’ cooperation with authoritarian governments; others believe the urge for profits and for global reach across all cultures will compel firms to allow their digital tools to be used against critics of the status quo.

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