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The Virtual Revolution: Season 1

1x02 Enemy of the State?

  • 2010-02-06T20:30:00Z on BBC Two
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Here, Aleks charts how the Web is forging a new brand of politics, both in democracies and authoritarian regimes.

With contributions from Al Gore, Martha Lane Fox, Stephen Fry and Bill Gates, Aleks explores how interactive, unmediated sites like Twitter and YouTube have encouraged direct action and politicised young people in unprecedented numbers.

Yet, at the same time, the Web's openness enables hardline states to spy and censor, and extremists to threaten with networks of hate and crippling cyber attacks.

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