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How Authoritarian Regimes Use the Internet to Exert Control Over Citizens - Pacific Standard
Chinese people surfing the Internet in Beijing. (Photo: Teh Eng Koon/AFP/Getty Images; Illustration: Ian Hurley/Pacific Standard) Rulers looking to consolidate power are using digital technologies more than ever before to surveil, censor, and suppress their people. Just last month, it was reported that Moscow is weaving artificial intelligence (AI) into its city surveillance system. Much …