Is the Internet Libertarian?

Posted: October 4, 2012 in Uncategorized


Some argue that the Web has provided us with the technological conditions to create a “libertarian” public space free of constraints and regulations. Is this accurate or just ideological wishful thinking?

For the libertarian case, see “Cyber-Libertarianism: The Case for Internet Freedom“. For some thoughts on the “politics” of the Web, see this blog “Is the Internet Making Us More Libertarian?” See also this article on “The Myth of the Libertarian Internet“.

There is strong evidence that governments are using their powers to regulate how we communicate — and even thwart freedom — on the Web.  On the issue of online free speech, see this article in the Economist: “Internet Freedom: free to choose“. Also see this article in The Economist on different national approaches: “The World is What You Make It: Every Country Has Its Own Internet“. Finally see this article “Who Should Run the Internet?

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