Cyberspace and the illusions of ultra-democracy

Gupta, Prashant (2021) Cyberspace and the illusions of ultra-democracy. In: Inhabiting Cyberspace in India : Theory, Perspectives, and Challenge. Springer, Singapore, pp. 35-43. ISBN 9789811599330

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There is an outpouring of newfound faith in communicative openings in cyberspace and the coming human conversation, beyond borders and ideologies. However, the new technologies could in fact pave the way for greater centralised control and surveillance, as well as the explosion of majoritarian sentiments. The dangers of ideological manipulation and a glut of inane textual production under the guise of citizen production of textuality is emphasized, along with the opportunities for governments and corporations to indulge in total surveillance and propagate a myth of public opinion.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Cyberspace | Democracy | Hardware | IT Sector | Marx | Neoliberalism
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2023 11:09
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 11:09
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